Winner of the Best Football Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards in 2010 and shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Books of the Year in 2009, this is the definitive and very timely book on African football. In June 2010, Africa will host football's next World Cup, the most significant global sporting spectacle ever to take place on the continent. South Africa's successful bid was unsurprising - the sport thrives in Africa, and is vitally important, just as African footballers have become increasingly important in football at the highest levels. This fascinating book traces the development of the sport in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent. Drawing on a wide range of sources, and utilising extensive experience, having lived in four football-obsessed places - Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt and South Africa - and having visited a further 24 African states, Ian Hawkey has produced a remarkable book: the definitive account of football and a continent. MORE REVIEWS: 'The best sports book of the year', The Express. 'In tune with the sporting zeitgeist, it rattles along with an entertaining cargo of anecdotes and startlingly diverse cast of characters', The Daily Telegraph. 'Feet of the Chameleon is joyful, and will appeal as much to those interested in the history and geography of Africa as ti will to aficionados of the sport', The Financial Times.