praise for afro sport

Following the acclaim and recognition of our first book AFRO SURF, it’s incredibly inspiring to see how AFRO SPORT is being received. Both books have been creative directed by Peet Pienaar. AFRO SPORT contains the work of some incredible contributors - 25 writers, 30 photographers - and features 32 sports, 130 photos and more that 100 all original new graphics. 
 
This first edition is a limited run of 2,000 copies, all individually numbered. 
 
Profits from the sale of AFRO SPORT, as with AFROSURF, will go to African youth surf therapy organisations Waves For Change and Surfers Not Street Children.
 

“The forward by Joakim sums up the sentiment that traverses the pages of Afro Sport - 'The world is becoming more African'...and the growth of the African diaspora as engaged with through social media. The book is a broad church of dialogue and visuals that explodes your expectations of what to expect picking up a coffee table book on sport. What jumps out page after page is the perspective that is resolutely African, the framing and breadth of narrative from Juju to building basketball on the continent. There is a lot of joy, hope and resilience in the proud stance of the photographs of everyday people that are empowered by whichever beautiful game they love, through to some of the locals who became icons and heroes. Visually, the book is stunning and proudly references the vibrancy that is unique to the villages, towns and cities that span the continent.”

Harris Elliott, Le Tings & The Missing Thread

 

"Afro Sport, colourful, shiny, noisy but soulful. A slice of African sport with its true dazzle - unafraid, unapologetic, saying "I'm here" from football to footballers, from Didier Drogba to Siya Kolisi, from Olympic breakdancing Senegalese wrestling to the Berber origins of baseball, each page turned is an adventure. “

Shafiq Morton, Voice of the Cape Radio.

 

“Between Afrosurf and Afro Sport these are necessary books that archive our stories which can be seen in the years to come for the generations. and hopefully developed like any other sport globally” 

Jomi Bello, WAF, Lagos

 

“I think it is an incredibly beautiful, energetic and necessary book celebrating and highlighting  the contributions to sport made by the African diaspora globally. It brought me joy to receive it.”

Saul Nash, British Designer

 

"A beautiful book that is so visually stunning. I love the graphics, I can’t wait to get the time to properly read all the pieces."

Priya Ahluwalia, Designer

This is such an amazing look at sport and culture through the African lens. So much creativity, passion and colour. Everything feels so alive. I love that it's not just a 'design' book too - there is a lot of thought and in depth info about how sport and African culture is intertwined. Love it.

5 Star, online review

  

This is a stunning book. The stories shared tell a personal history from many athletes. It's also the most visually hypnotic book I've ever bought. I love it.

5 Star, online review

 

What a book! I heard about it via MUNDIAL and bought it expecting it to have some cool visuals and that’s about it - but it’s got that and so much more. Aesthetically very pleasing to the eye but the detail included in the book is remarkable. Being a 2nd generation kid who’s never lived in Africa but has visited various North African countries as well as where my dad used to call home, it was incredible to read about the variety of sport across the continent as well as helping me reconnect to my forgotten roots. This is more than a standard coffee table book, but something which contains some unbelievable stories, good journalism, as well as tapping into the human element which underpins the vibrancy on the continent.

5 Star, online review

 

Design and content comes together and transports you there. Eye and soul candy.

5 Star, online review

 

Well done! This book is so inspiring and the production is world class. Love the articles, photography and graphics!

5 Star, online review

 

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