Blood, Sweat and Treason

Blood, Sweat and Treason

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Paperback edition of the critically acclaimed autobiography of Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga - famous for his black armband protest against Robert Mugabe which saw him forced to flee his homeland in fear of his life - which was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. Includes a new chapter in which Henry talks about what has happened to him after the book was first published, including the reaction from the Zimbabwean government and a new twist in the tale.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 28mm | 340.19g
  • Vision Sports Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • col. Illustrations
  • 190763729X
  • 9781907637292
  • 83,190

Review quote

"There are men who should be tied to a stake and forced to read Henry Olonga's book... men of whom Olonga has more courage, decency, idealism and integrity in one finger of his bowling hand..." Wisden Cricketer "An eloquent and graphic account... he is a remarkable character." Daily Mail "It's a tale of heroism, pure and simple." The Spectator "Truly gripping... an amazing tale." Sport Magazine "One of the most compelling stories I have ever read." CricketWebshow more

About Henry Olonga

Henry Olonga was Zimbabwe's first black cricketer and the youngest ever player to represent his country at international level. A fast bowler, he made his test debut aged 18 years old against Pakistan in 1995 and recorded career best figures of 5 for 70 against India in 1998. Following his black armband protest in 2003 he settled in England where he worked for Channel 4 and BBC's Test Match Special and played for the Lashings World XI cricket team. Since then he has embarked on careers in art, cinematography, public speaking and music.show more

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