Bafana Bafana

Bafana Bafana is not only a book about soccer; it is also a book about having dreams and chasing them. It is a book about making your own way in the world no matter what the cost, and it is a book about the people who help us realise our dreams.
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The 2010 World Cup has focused the spotlight on all things soccer. But more than just being a phenomenal event to host, having the World Cup in our backyard has given millions of people the opportunity to see their soccer heroes in action– people who could not have envisioned that this would ever come to pass. From deep within the heart of this South African soccer-madness emerges a boy with a dream…

Young Pele, the dreamer, sets out resolutely on a journey from his rural village in sun-ravaged South Africa, with little more than a pair of his grandfather’s shoes to keep him company. He travels hundreds of kilometres from his homestead on the plains of the Eastern Cape to the rising “dark jungle” of central Cape Town to achieve his one and only life-long goal – to watch Bafana Bafana, and Sibusiso Zuma, play soccer.

Bafana Bafana is not only a book about soccer; it is also a book about having dreams and chasing them. It is a book about making your own way in the world no matter what the cost, and it is a book about the people who help us realise our dreams. 

Bafana Bafana, a story of Soccer, Magic and Mandela is a beautifully illustrated,  pocket-sized gift for South African children of all ages who still believe in dreams (and soccer).

“My children wouldn’t let me stop reading “Bafana Bafana” because they were so eager to know what happens next to Pele. We were all taken up by the charm and the magic and the suspense. The artwork is not a mere illustration to the story but has artistic impact in its own right” - Zakes Mda.

About the Author
Troy Blacklaws
is the author of two previous novels, Karoo Boy and Blood Orange.

Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: A Story of Soccer, Magic and Mandela
Author: Troy Blacklaws with illustrations by Andrew Stooke
ISBN: 9781770097186
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431400041
Size (mm): 175x125mm
Pages: 104pp
format: Hardcover
Colour: Full Colour
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2009-01-01