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Well worth the read...even if you're not a cricket fan!,
This review is from: Blood, Sweat and Treason: My Story (Hardcover)
I bought this book off the back of seeing Henry Olonga interviewed on TV last month. To be honest, although I am a sports fan, I am not particularly a fan of cricket, but I was struck by hearing this articulate sportsman speak of his stand against government oppression in his homeland of Zimbabwe during the cricket World Cup.
The book does focus on much more than the event for which Henry has become known - everything is covered - love, friendship, faith, conflict, and of course cricket before finally focusing on Henry's decision to play in a black armband in protest about what was going on in his country.
I did wonder whether not being a cricket fan would mean that my interest throughout the book would wane, but it didn't at all. I felt as though I was getting to know who this man was (and he does highlight what he believes to be his own shortcomings throughout as well as his strengths, which is refreshing).
I would recommend buying this book - whether you are a sports fan or not. You will find yourself encouraged that there are people who take seriously what was said that "all that is needed for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing".