The title of the post is actually a title of a book. I wrote a post about it on my blog a while back, but there is an upcoming event at UBC, which has motivated me to post again.
Chuck Korr, a professor of History from the University of Missouri is at UBC on Thursday to give a talk titled “Sport and the Struggle Against Apartheid” as part of the Human Kinetics Guest Speaker Series.
The book itself, not to be confused with Lebron James’ book by the same title, tells of how the prisoners on Robben Island – the prison that was used during apartheid to hold political prisoners – organized and ran their own soccer league for a number of years. It details the political struggle that they had to go through to first have the ability to play and then to be able to organize and govern the league on their own terms.
I wont say much more since if you’re interested you should read it or come and see Professor Korr speak.
I believe it will be this Thursday at 12:30pm in Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall, Room 102