Basket: 0 items £0.00
Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for The Soccer Fence : A story of friendship, hope, and apartheid in South Africa

The Soccer Fence : A story of friendship, hope, and apartheid in South Africa

By: Bildner, Phil Watson, Jesse Joshua(Illustrated by)

0399247904 / 9780399247903
Hardback
13/03/2014
Usually dispatched within 4 weeks
236 x 286 mm, 431 grams 40 pages
In a country struggling with acceptance, hope can come in many different forms.

As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. The march toward freedom in South Africa was a slow one, but when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true.

This poignant story of friendship artfully depicts a brief but critical moment in South Africas history and the unique role that sports can play in bringing people together.

BIC:

YFT Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Our price£17.99
Save up to 15%*
* Variable discounts between 0% and 15% are applied to items where BBfS cannot determine exact discounts from suppliers.