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The African Game Explores Diverse Relationships Between Soccer and “Modern African Culture”

Killkam | okayafrica.com   in  · · ·
March 11, 2015

rian photographer and filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu‘s (Mother of George, Restless City) 2006 collection The African Game explores the diverse relationships between soccer and “modern African culture, life and identity. A compelling, on-the-ground depiction of Africa’s passion for soccer,” Dosunmu’s striking photographs of stadium crowds and fans from across Cameroon, Senegal, Togo, Côte D’Ivoire, Angola, Ghana, Tunisia, and Egypt were published alongside lively essays by writer Knox Robinson. In a recent interview with NYU Abu Dhabi, Dosunmu expanded on the vision behind The African Game:

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“The pictures go beyond the sport itself,” Dosunmu mentions. “I wanted to document how soccer was celebrated on the continent. It’s a joy. It’s a gathering. It’s a place of fun. When you look at European soccer fans, or most soccer fans around the world…

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