By Nuno Domingos,Harry G. West
In articles for the newspaper O Brado Africano within the mid-1950s, poet and journalist José Craveirinha defined the ways that the Mozambican soccer gamers within the suburbs of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) tailored the eu game to their very own expressive ends. via gesture, footwork, and patois, they used what Craveirinha termed “malice”— or cunning — to negotiate their areas within the colonial country. “These manifestations call for an unlimited study,” Craveirinha wrote, “which could result in a better wisdom of the black guy, of his difficulties, of his clashes with eu civilization, in brief, to a radical treatise of necessary and instructive ethnography.”
In Football and Colonialism, Nuno Domingos accomplishes that learn. bold and meticulously researched, the paintings attracts upon an array of fundamental assets, together with newspapers, nationwide files, poetry and songs, and interviews with former footballers. Domingos exhibits how neighborhood performances and pop culture practices turned websites of an embodied heritage of Mozambique. The paintings will holiday new floor for students of African heritage and politics, city reports, pop culture, and gendered different types of domination and resistance.
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Football and Colonialism: Body and Popular Culture in Urban Mozambique (New African Histories) by Nuno Domingos,Harry G. West