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Adventure, Wildernesss, Empire, War and Cricket With Dean Allen
Fri 17 February 2017, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
Chat and book signing
Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa uncovers the close relationship between Logan and Cecil Rhodes, and how their ‘shady dealings’ brought down the South African Premier’s first government; and reveals how Logan once had the captain and manager of England’s cricket team arrested as they left the country!
Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and documents, some never before published, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa, is both an insight into the social and political history of the British Empire in South Africa, and an entertaining biography of James Logan and his role in cricket’s origins in the country.
Dr Dean Allen was born and raised in Somerset and now teaches sports history at Bournemouth University. His association with South Africa began in the 1990s and developed further during his postgraduate studies at Stellenbosch University. He has since taught at leading universities in South Africa, Australia, Northern Ireland and England. Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa is his first book. As a cultural historian Dean has featured on Radio 2, BBC History, Talk Sport, featured in various publications such as Wisden, and spoken at the House of Commons.