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Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race, and Murder in the 1920s (Paperback)Peter Benson (author)
Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 30/09/2008
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This is the first biography of the controversial and misunderstood African boxer, now in paper. Battling Siki (1887-1925) was once one of the four or five most recognizable black men in the world and was written about by a host of great writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon, Janet Flanner, and Ernest Hemingway. Peter Benson's lively biography of the first African to win a world championship in boxing delves into the complex world of sports, race, colonialism, and the cult of personality in the early twentieth century.
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
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