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❃ [EPUB] ✻ Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation By John Carlin ➜ – Alternate-universe.co A thrilling inspiring account of one of the greatest charm offensives in history—Nelson Mandela’s decade long campaign to unite his country beginning in his jail cell and ending with a rugby tournA thrilling inspiring account of one of the greatest charm offensives in history—Nelson Mandela’s decade long campaign to unite his country beginning in his jail cell and ending with a rugby tournamentIn 1985 Nelson Mandela then in prison for twenty three years set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid from his jailers to the head of South Africa’s military First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation’s first free election in 1994 But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided by almost fifty years of apartheid If he couldn’t unite his country in a visceral emotional way—and fast—it would collapse into chaos He would need all the charisma and strategic acumen he had honed during half a century of activism and he’d need a cause all South Africans could share Mandela picked one of the farfetched causes imaginable—the national rugby team the Springboks who would host the sport’s World Cup in 1995 Agains.

T the giants of the sport the Springboks’ chances of victory were remote But their chances of capturing the hearts of most South Africans seemed remoter still as they had long been the embodiment of white supremacist rule During apartheid the all white Springboks and their fans had belted out racist fight songs and blacks would come to Springbok matches to cheer for whatever team was playing against them Yet Mandela believed that the Springboks could embody—and engage—the new South Africa And the Springboks themselves embraced the scheme Soon South African TV would carry images of the team singing “Nkosi Sikelele Afrika” the longtime anthem of black resistance to apartheid As their surprising string of victories lengthened their home field advantage grew exponentially South Africans of every color and political stripe found themselves falling for the team When the Springboks took to the field for the championship match against New Zealand’s heavily favored suad Mand.

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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a ã eBook alternate universe.co

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