Book Launch - "Cricket & Conquest: The history of South African Cricket Retold


Cricket South Africa, The Human Sciences Research Council and Best Red cordially invite you to join us at the launch of

The history of South African Cricket
Retold 1795-1914

Authors: André Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett, Jonty Winch

Thursday 10 November 2016

The President Suite, Newlands Cricket Ground, 146 Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town

18h00 for 18h30

RSVP: before 7 November 2016

Cricket and Conquest is simply the finest book ever written about sport in South Africa. It should sit alongside the works of CLR James and Ramachandra Guha in the library of every cricket lover. For the first time, Odendaal, Reddy, Merrett and Winch tell the complete and unvarnished story of South African cricket: black and white and people called coloured, male and female. They have left no archive unexamined and no story unscrutinised in their quest for the truth.

This book is not only a major work of scholarship, it is a work of passion: for cricket, for social justice and for a history that includes all those who ever swung a bat or bowled a ball.

Prof Tony Collins, former Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, author of A Social History of English Rugby Union and three times winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History book of the year.

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