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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. 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 the gateHow charged with punishments the scrollI am the master of my fateI am the captain of my soul William Ernest Henley Gloom Town 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 the uinze dias gateHow charged with punishments the scrollI am the master of my fateI am the captain of my soul William Ernest Henley

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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. 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 the 1995 Rugby World Cup and I ve heard firsthand accounts of the way it brought the country together but this book gave me a new perspective on the attitudes pre Mandela It shows the vision that Mandela had of sport as a unifier the chances that he took and the dramatic changes that took place in the blink of an eye politically speaking I ll be interested to see if they capture half of the impact in the Morgan Freeman Matt Damon Clint Eastwood version that is coming out later this year If they re smart they ll incorporate documentary footage like van S Deciding to Be Christian gave me a new perspective on the attitudes pre Mandela It shows the vision that Mandela had of sport as a unifier the chances that he took and the dramatic changes that took place in the blink of an eye politically speaking I ll be interested to see if they capture half of the impact in the Morgan Freeman Matt Damon Clint Eastwood version that is coming out later this year If they re smart they ll incorporate documentary footage like van S

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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. 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 absolutely awesome Mandela s methods for disarming and charming everyone were inspirational this is the only inspirational book I ve read I can t get into that genre at all I ve just been chucked out without notice from a private group Back in Skinny Jeans on Goodreads where some members don t like non Americans non Republicans non Christians and perhaps non Whites and really wanted me to know their views I fit it into all those groups so did Mandela He would have disarmed them and made them think again he had a way of bringing out the most decent parts of even despicable people I don t have his charisma but following the le uinze dias game I m from the South Wales valleys nuff said Simply the best book I ve read all year it was absolutely awesome Mandela s methods for disarming and charming everyone were inspirational this is the only inspirational book I ve read I can t Cheating for the Chicken Man get into that The Last Runaway genre at all I ve just been chucked out without notice from a private On Tidy Endings group Back in Skinny Jeans on Goodreads where some members don t like non Americans non Republicans non Christians and perhaps non Whites and really wanted me to know their views I fit it into all those Flat World Navigation groups so did Mandela He would have disarmed them and made them think again he had a way of bringing out the most decent parts of even despicable people I don t have his charisma but following the le


10 thoughts on “Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

  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 y

  2. says:

    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 to see these things as ours to fix and take ownership where it's difficult to establish who is responsible for what We

  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 against all hope that our team could accomplish the impossible I was 12 years o

  4. says:

    Fascinating I'm a huge rugby fan and I have a strong interest in SA politics I've read Mandela's autobiography

  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 n

  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 gir

  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 there are just too many flaws in this book to thoroughly enjoy it First there is the form

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    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 sha

  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

  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 then did Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in a South African prison escape this fate and become the leader who united blacks and whites in that previously apartheid country? To have that uestion answered was one reaso

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