My South Africa 2010 World Cup reading pile

We leave in five days for Johannesburg. Still plenty of reading to do…

The Ball Is Round – David Goldblatt

The Rough Guide to South Africa

The Shadow of the Sun – Ryszard Kapuscinski

Ja, No, Man – Richard Poplak

Inverting The Pyramid – Jonathan Wilson

Wallpaper City Guide – Cape Town

2010 FIFA World Cup Official Book

The Africa Report – Special World Cup Issue

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3 responses to “My South Africa 2010 World Cup reading pile

  1. Little Fury

    I’ve been working on “The Ball is Round” for about a year now. Very informative and good writing, but Jesus is it dense.

    • It’s definitely a long read, but it’s like having 10 books in one and I think Goldblatt’s prose makes it pretty easy to get through. I’ve been picking it up and putting it down for about the same length of time. I love his match reports most of all.

  2. Bojan

    ‘The Ball Is Round’ is one of the best, really. I’ve been into it (hardcover issue, very heavy) 2 years ago when I was working on magazine article about football beginnings in Europe (outside of UK). Fantastic source of football related historical circumstances in 19th century.
    ‘Inverting The Pyramid’ is also fantastic piece.

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