Review Essay: African Futebol and Portugal

[Note: This review essay is cross-posted from idrottsforum.org.] In an extraordinary stroke of good luck, I recently had the opportunity to read Football and Colonialism by Nuno Domingos and Following The Ball by Todd Cleveland. These well-researched scholarly histories of Africans in Portugal’s soccer empire beautifully complement each other. Football and Colonialism reconstructs the culture of the game in Lourenço Marques …

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