WENTWORTH, the beautiful game and the making of place

: Desai (A.)

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241pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019

 

A history of soccer in Wentworth, Durban. In the early 1960s, Wentworth was designated a Coloured area by the apartheid government. By the early 1970s, Wentworth's ability to produce soccer talent, headlined by the club Leeds United, was legendary.

"Reading Wentworth will transform your understanding of South African sport and society." Peter Alegi, author of African Soccerscapes: how a continent changed the world's game

Ashwin Desai is Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. His books include Reverse Sweep: a story of South African cricket since apartheid and the edited collection, The Race to Transform: sport in post-apartheid South Africa.