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Playing the Enemy (Filmed as "Invictus"): Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made the Nation

Author(s): John Carlin

Young Adult Non-Fiction (Ages 13+) | Culture

On 24 June 1995, at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela stepped onto a rugby pitch and, in front of an audience of millions worldwide, a new era for South Africa began. This book tells the extraordinary story of how that moment became possible, tracing Mandela's history from Robben Island to Ellis Park.


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" This wonderful book describes Mandela's methodical, improbable and brilliant campaign to reconcile resentful blacks and fearful whites around a sporting event, a game of rugby." -"The New York Times Book Review" " If you have any doubts about the political genius of Nelson Mandela, read John Carlin's engrossing book . . . [A] feel-good slice of history." -"USA Today"

General Fields

  • : 9781848876590
  • : Atlantic Books, Limited
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : February 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Carlin
  • : Paperback
  • : 2
  • : English
  • : 288
  • : 1x 8pp b/w plate section