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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TREASON MY STORY (SIGNED COPY)

OLONGA, Henry

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ISBN 10: 1905326815 / ISBN 13: 9781905326815
Edité par Vision Sports Publishing, Surrey, 2010
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Hard Cover
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Titre : BLOOD, SWEAT AND TREASON MY STORY (SIGNED ...

Éditeur : Vision Sports Publishing, Surrey

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : Reprint

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Sports book meets real-life thriller in this sensational autobiography of Zimbabwe's first ever-black cricketer. Blood, Sweat and Treason tells the story of Olonga's childhood against a backdrop of revolution, independence and a country that gradually spiralled out of control. He talks of his growing realisation that Mugabe headed up a murderous regime and how he sacrificed his comfortable position as an international sportsman to try to make a difference.

Now living in exile in England, branded a traitor in his homeland and stripped of his Zimbabwean citizenship, Olonga tells his extraordinary story in detail for the first time. Not just the famous protest but his early cricketing career in a rapidly changing Zimbabwe, the terrifying experience when he was car-jacked in Harare and his two-year dispute with his Zimbabwe team-mates after a row about racism in the dressing room. He reveals all about his lesser known singing career he has topped the charts in Zimbabwe and recently recorded an album in the UK his love for drama, art and photography, his career with the famous Lashings World XI cricket team and the faith that has kept him strong through all this.

Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2010.



''One of the most compelling stories I have ever read, and one that is certainly quite unlike any other cricketer's autobiography. 4.5/5''
-- CricketWeb, July 27, 2010
''Truly gripping... an amazing tale.''
-- Sport Magazine, July 30, 2010
''Few international cricketers have come to be defined by a single incident like Henry Olonga. Perhaps this is why his autobiography is refreshing when compared with those of his contemporaries. Most sporting autobiographies are written because the subject has a cricket story worth relating; Olonga's makes an excellent alternative read because he has a life story that's worth reading.''
-- Cricket365, September, 2010
''There are men who should be tied to a stake and forced to read Henry Olonga's book from cover to cover... men of whom it can be said that Olonga has more courage, decency, idealism and integrity in one finger of his bowling hand... Olonga's story is told engagingly and straightforwardly... it shows that the summer game can produce men of courage and principle to lighten the darker days of humanity's winter. 4/5''
-- Wisden Cricketer, September 2010

Critique:

One of the most compelling stories I have ever read, and one that is certainly quite unlike any other cricketer's autobiography. 4.5/5
--CricketWeb, July 27, 2010

Truly gripping... an amazing tale.
--Sport Magazine, July 30, 2010

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