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African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game (Ohio Africa…



A Choice Significant University Press Title for Undergraduates, 2010–11.

From Accra and Algiers to Zanzibar and Zululand, Africans have wrested control of soccer from the hands of Europeans, and through the rise of different playing styles, the rituals of spectatorship, and the presence of magicians and healers, have turned soccer into a distinctively African activity.

African Soccerscapes explores how Africans adopted soccer for their own reasons and on their own terms. Soccer was…


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