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Feet of the Chameleon : The Story of Football in Africa - Ian Hawkey

Feet of the Chameleon

The Story of Football in Africa


Published: 1st May 2010
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Winner of the Best Football Book at the British Sports Book Awards and shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of The Year 2009 'Written with warmth and understanding, the book for which African football has been crying out.' FourFourTwo Featuring a new foreword by the author, Feet of the Chameleon has been newly released in digital format to coincide with 29th African Cup of Nations in January 2013. A comprehensive study of African football, Ian Hawkey traces the development of the world's favourite sport through the tangled history and complex social and political life of this fascinating continent. Drawing on a range of sources, including interviews conducted with individuals involved in all levels of the African game, his own extensive experience and years of research, Ian Hawkey, international football correspondent for the Sunday Times, has crafted a unique and remarkable book to satisfy the surge of interest in African football. Engagingly written and comprehensively researched, drawing on a range of accounts from those at grass-roots level through to the very top tiers of African football, Feet of the Chameleon is a compelling mixture of analysis and insight that delves deep into the history of the game in a continent fragmented by history, language and politics. Ian Hawkey is a meticulous and knowledgeable guide to this complex subject, and he has produced a timely and entertaining study of African football's colourful history, players, supporters and legends.

"Far less worthy than it sounds. Intelligent, insightful and authoritative but also warm, in parts amusing and an essential read ahead of next summer." November 2009, Sports Magazine

Prologuep. 1
Big Game Huntingp. 6
The White Witchdoctorp. 31
Feet of the Chameleonp. 55
Leopards Skinnedp. 71
Desert Foxesp. 100
Caravan from the Saharap. 123
The Tortoise and the Hippop. 143
Burial of the Springbokp. 174
The Buffalo and the Phoenixp. 203
The Swoop of Eaglesp. 228
Whispering at Pigeonsp. 240
The Lion bites the Cockerelp. 265
Sphinxes and Vipersp. 280
Epiloguep. 294
Bibliographyp. 298
African Cup of Nations Finals 1957-2010p. 301
African Teams at World Cups, 1934-2006p. 302
Africa's Olympic Football Medalsp. 303
African Champions Cup Finals 1964-2009p. 303
African Footballer of the Yearp. 304
Acknowledgementsp. 306
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9781906032852
ISBN-10: 1906032858
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2010
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.37