The Chocolate Kid

The Chocolate Kid : Also Known as JES De Graft-Hayford (1912-2002)

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Biography of a quiet achiever in the years 1930-1942 encompassing the history of Ghana Boxing during that time. "True to the notion of European aristocratic support for the Chocolate Kid, it is assumed he would have had a competitive advantage over his African compatriots, due to adverse influence perhaps. However, all of the Chocolate Kids opponents were dark skinned excepting one, whom he beat in any case, and that was Jack Pullen the British East Command Welterweight Champion.This leaves open the question of whether the Chocolate Kid became a legend for the underlying phase of racial integration at that time, or not. As an unconscious seed rearing up toward the sun in fertile fields to become a tree of racial unification in all fields he ventured in, the Chocolate Kid suffered racial oppression from both sides of the fence yet survived to achieve a certain glory as a formidable pioneer of African boxing and laid open the stigma of racial equity at a time when this would have been unheard of." - Victor de Graft-Hayford, Melbourne 2011show more

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  • Paperback | 71 pages
  • 144 x 203mm
  • Sysergy Press
  • Preston, VIC, Australia
  • 192171509X
  • 9781921715099