Soccer in Sun and Shadow

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Verso Books, May 1, 1999 - Soccer - 240 pages
55 Reviews
Complete with a new Afterword on the 1998 World Cup, this volume is "perfect for American soccer fans who are looking for a quick snapshot of the highlights and lowlights of this very popular international sport" ("Publishers Weekly").

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User Review  - Kayle - Goodreads

Galeano makes no efforts to hide he is a leftist and a lover of the old, improvisational, Southern Hemisphere game, played by black and brown (often poor) men. This book is full of facts writ in prose ... Read full review

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User Review  - Flo Bernabucci - Goodreads

a different way to think at this loved and hated sport. Even if you don't like soccer you can learn something about human nature from these wonderful tales Read full review

About the author (1999)

Eduardo Galeano, born September 3, 1940, in Montevideo, Uruguay, has had a long and active career as a journalist, historian, and political activist. At the age of 13, he began publishing cartoons for the Uruguayan socialist newspaper El Sol. When he was in his early 30s, Galeano was imprisoned during a right-wing military coup and later forced to flee from Uruguay to Argentina. Later, another coup and several death threats forced him to leave Argentina for Spain where he lived in exile until he was permitted to return to Uruguay in 1984. Days and Nights of Love and War resulted from an open conversation with his own memory as he tried to understand what had really happened in his life. He has written numerous books including Football in Sun and Shadow; Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent; Guatemala: Occupied Country; and The Book of Embraces. In 1989, Galeano won the American Book Award for Memory of Fire.

Mark Fried coordinates advocacy for Oxfam Canada and writes regularly on policy issues related to international development.

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