[John Carlin] Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation [brazil Book] TXT


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  1. says:

    Nelson Mandela is my hero Rugby is my game I'm from the South Wales valleys 'nuff said Simply the best book I've read all year it was

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    I'm not going to belabor the point here as I ususally doWe often act despite everyone's acknowledgement to the contrary as if our generation invented racism homosexuality godlessness greed gluttony and sometimes hate If we don't buy in to that common portrayal of who caued history's woes we sometimes still seem t

  3. says:

    I had tears in my eyes remembering that incredible day in Johannesburg as if it were yesterday I remember during the rugby World Cup final that the streets were eerily silent as every South African sat rapt in front of their television hoping

  4. says:

    Fascinating I'm a huge rugby fan and I have a strong interest in SA politics I've read Mandela's autobiography but this was a close up on a short period of time with a different focus I've seen the footage of th

  5. says:

    1994 was a critical year for South Africa A president had been elected by almost two thirds of voters in the first truly democratic one person one vote elections the country had ever had Tensions were simmering just barely under the surface not infreuently erupting into violent neighborhood rallies bloody skirmishes and even assassi

  6. says:

    Basically put Nelson Mandela is the MAN We tend to reduce people to symbols to say oh yeah him he's the guy that did this or she's the that girl or whatnot And that was basically the nature of my knowledge of Mandela a vague sense of his wisdom and love of freedom or somethingI don't know if this is the best book

  7. says:

    Good if flawed account of Mandela's struggle to unify South Africa The author did a good job in showing how tenuous the country was during Mandela's term as president and Mandelas role in stabilizing a very dangerous period in history However

  8. says:

    Invictus Out of the night that covers meBlack as the Pit from pole to poleI thank whatever gods may beFor my unconuerable soulIn the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloudUnder the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody but unbowedBeyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the Horror of the shadeAnd yet the menace of the yearsFinds and shall find me unafraidIt matters not how strait th

  9. says:

    This book is both inspiring and boring If you want to know about how South Africa was able to avert THE civil war that all the experts proclaimed was inevitable then read this book If you want to know about rugby

  10. says:

    Carlin uotes Albert Camus as writing that 27 years in prison makes a man a killer or a weakling or a combination of both How

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Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa togetherAfter being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free electio. I had tears in my eyes remembering that incredible day in Johannesburg as if it were yesterday I remember during the rugby World Cup final that the streets were eerily silent as every South African sat rapt in front of their television hoping against all hope that our team could accomplish the impossible I was 12 years old as I sat with my dad all nerves and raw emotion watching the game The joy that erupted in the streets after we won is a sight I will never forget The whole country black and white celebrating together It was something like the Rio carnival for days on end The new South Africa in action Reading about the events that went on behind at the scenes leading up to this day and our incredible champion Nelson Mandela made me proud than ever to be a South African The whole story just sounds far too good to be true but the best part is that it is true I hope that we can inspire our next generation to get this rainbow nation to fulfill the incredible potential we have to become even greater Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose yesterday I remember during the rugby World Cup final that the streets were eerily silent as every South African sat rapt in front of their television hoping against all hope that our team could accomplish the impossible I was 12 Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers years old as I sat with my dad all nerves and raw emotion watching the game The joy that erupted in the streets after we won is a sight I will never forget The whole country black and white celebrating together It was something like the Rio carnival for days on end The new South Africa in action Reading about the events that went on behind at the scenes leading up to this day and our incredible champion Nelson Mandela made me proud than ever to be a South African The whole story just sounds far too good to be true but the best part is that it is true I hope that we can inspire our next generation to get this rainbow nation to fulfill the incredible potential we have to become even greater

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Engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard won enduring bon. This book is both inspiring and boring If you want to know about how South Africa was able to avert THE civil war that all the experts proclaimed was inevitable then read this book If you want to know about rugby and the game then don t read this book This book is a paean to Nelson Mandela who was truly the right man at the right time in the right place Mandela makes Clinton and Reagan look like lightweights with his ability to charmrebound and chart the right course at critical decision points He completely disarmed his jailers and the Afrikaner culture with not only his political savvy but his humanity I m looking forward to seeing the movie now and reading about Mandela

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N Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid His plan was ambitious if not far fetched use the national rugby team the Springboks long an embodiment of white supremacist rule to embody and. 1994 was a critical year for South Africa A president had been elected by almost two thirds of voters in the first truly democratic one person one vote elections the country had ever had Tensions were simmering just barely under the surface not infreuently erupting into violent neighborhood rallies bloody skirmishes and even assassination Many of the white Afrikaner minority were worried about reprisals from the black majority some of whom were undoubtedly eager for revenge or at least eager to see whites put in their place after so long in power Extremist elements from both ends of the spectrum were arming themselves for what they deemed the inevitable civil war that would come Even among the moderate South Africans doubts that a lasting peaceful government could be forged ran rampantAnd then there was Nelson MandelaAlmost three decades of incarceration might be expected to have a hardening effect on a person particularly when the initial conviction was unjust However Nelson Mandela used his time in prison to come to understand his adversary He learned to speak Afrikaans studied Afrikaner history developed friendships with his Afrikaner jailors and continued to reach out to the government leaders who had put him in prison Eventually this approach not only secured his release from jail and his election to the presidency but also set his country on a path toward euality and reconciliation In the midst of this time of upheaval and radical change South Africa was also preparing to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup Rugby for those who are as unfamiliar with the sport as I am is sort of a cross between soccer and American football but without any pads to cushion the ferocious impacts Mr Carlin explains the Afrikaner passion for rugby as the closest they got outside church to a spiritual life and Mr Mandela himself once described it as a religion for Afrikaners The black South Africans generally viewed the gold and green uniforms of the Springboks along with the old national flag and national anthem as a symbol of the oppression they had suffered under decades of apartheid For years they had cheered for whatever team the Springboks were playing against urging a global boycott on South African rugby while apartheid was still law And then Mr Mandela determined that the best possible use for the sport of rugby is as an instrument of political persuasion and reconciliation To this end Mr Mandela worked with the disparate elements of South Africa tirelessly lobbying inspiring charming persuading and cajoling Xhosa Zulu English and Afrikaners alike into supporting the Springboks and his vision of South African unity One Team One Country He encouraged the vengeful anti apartheid activists to soften their stance against the symbols they loathed and to give the country a chance to come together He convinced General Constand Viljoen the former overall commander of the South African Defense Force who led a right wing group determined to take up arms against the new government to stand down and renounce war He motivated the almost completely Afrikaner rugby team to learn the Xhosa words to the new national anthem Nkosi Sikelele and sing it and the old national anthem with eual gusto before each match during the tournament In a triumphant ending worthy of a Hollywood film which as a matter of fact it now is the underdog Springboks defeated the heavily favored New Zealand All Blacks to win the World Cup and the entire country celebrated rapturously regardless of color As Archbishop Desmond Tutu explained That match did for us what speeches of politicians or archbishops could not do It galvanized us it made us realize that it was actually possible for us to be on the same side It said it is actually possible for us to become one nation Mr Mandela s optimism charisma and determination to engage all South Africans in the process of peace and justice prevailed against the fear and suspicions so prevalent at this turbulent time And the sport of rugby was his instrument of choice in this extraordinary reconciliationFor book reviews come visit my blog Build Enough Bookshelves

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
  • John Carlin
  • en
  • 02 June 2018
  • 9780143115724