Playing the Enemy
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Playing the Enemy : Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

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On 24 June 1995, at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela stepped onto a rugby pitch and, in front of an audience of millions worldwide, a new era for South Africa began. This book tells the extraordinary story of how that moment became possible, tracing Mandela's history from Robben Island to Ellis Park.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 x 8pp b/w plate section
  • 1848876599
  • 9781848876590
  • 62,607

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" This wonderful book describes Mandela's methodical, improbable and brilliant campaign to reconcile resentful blacks and fearful whites around a sporting event, a game of rugby." -"The New York Times Book Review" " If you have any doubts about the political genius of Nelson Mandela, read John Carlin's engrossing book . . . [A] feel-good slice of history." -"USA Today"

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About John Carlin

John Carlin grew up in Argentina and in the UK and spent 1989-95 in South Africa as the Independent's correspondent there. He has also lived in Nicaragua, Mexico and Washington, writing for The Times, the Observer, the Sunday Times, the New York Times, among other papers, and working for the BBC. He now lives in Barcelona, where he writes for El Pais.

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