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Basil D'oliveira

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Basil D'oliveira

Cricket and Controversy

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Basil D'oliveira by Peter Oborne
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There have been innumerable biographies of cricketers. Peter Oborne's outstanding biography of Basil D'Oliveira is something else. It brings together sport, politics and race. It is the story of how a black South African defied incredible odds and came to play cricket for England, of how a single man escaped from apartheid and came to fulfil his prodigious sporting potential. It is a story of the conquest of racial prejudice, both in South Africa and in the heart of the English sporting establishment. The story comes to its climax in the so-called D'Oliveira Affair of 1968, when John Vorster, the South African Prime Minister, banned the touring MCC side because of the inclusion of a black man.

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Peter Oborne is the highly-regarded Political Columnist of the SPECTATOR and contributes widely to current affairs programmes on radio and TV.
Release date Australia
June 17th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Little, Brown & Company
Pages
288
Dimensions
160x242x25
ISBN-13
9780316725729
Product ID
1712327

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