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Why We Kneel How We Rise

Why We Kneel How We Rise

Publisher : Simon & Schuster Ltd
SKU: 9781398503243
R 365,00
A powerful look at the history of racism through the prism of sport, showing how we can change things through education and understanding

THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Through the prism of sport and conversations with its legends, including Usain Bolt, Adam Goodes, Thierry Henry, Michael Johnson, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Makhaya Ntini, Naomi Osaka and Hope Powell, Michael Holding explains how racism dehumanises people; how it works to achieve that end; how it has been ignored by history and historians; and what it is like to be treated differently just because of the colour of your skin. Rarely can a rain delay in a cricket match have led to anything like the moment when Holding spoke out in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter protests about the racism he has suffered and has seen all around him throughout his life. But as he spoke, he sought not only to educate but to propose a way forward that inspired so many. Within minutes, he was receiving calls from famous sports stars from around the world offering to help him to spread the message further. Now, in Why We Kneel, How We Rise, Holding shares his story together with those of some of the most iconic athletes in the world. He delivers a powerful and inspiring message of hope for the future and a vision for change, and takes you through history to understand the racism of today. He adds: 'To say I was surprised at the volume of positive feedback I received from around the world after my comments on Sky Sports is an understatement. I came to realise I couldn't just stop there; I had to take it forward - hence the book, as I believe education is the way forward.'

Products specifications
ISBN13 9781398503243
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Contributor By (author) Michael Holding
Publication Date 2021-06-24
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 153 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Through the prism of sport and conversations with its legends, including Usain Bolt, Adam Goodes, Thierry Henry, Michael Johnson, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Makhaya Ntini, Naomi Osaka and Hope Powell, Michael Holding explains how racism dehumanises people; how it works to achieve that end; how it has been ignored by history and historians; and what it is like to be treated differently just because of the colour of your skin. Rarely can a rain delay in a cricket match have led to anything like the moment when Holding spoke out in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter protests about the racism he has suffered and has seen all around him throughout his life. But as he spoke, he sought not only to educate but to propose a way forward that inspired so many. Within minutes, he was receiving calls from famous sports stars from around the world offering to help him to spread the message further. Now, in Why We Kneel, How We Rise, Holding shares his story together with those of some of the most iconic athletes in the world. He delivers a powerful and inspiring message of hope for the future and a vision for change, and takes you through history to understand the racism of today. He adds: 'To say I was surprised at the volume of positive feedback I received from around the world after my comments on Sky Sports is an understatement. I came to realise I couldn't just stop there; I had to take it forward - hence the book, as I believe education is the way forward.'

Products specifications
ISBN13 9781398503243
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Contributor By (author) Michael Holding
Publication Date 2021-06-24
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 153 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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