New book highlights untold stories of Black rugby history

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Professor Ashwin Desai (left) and Ashwell Adriaan co-authors of ‘Line Breakers: the rugby-playing Sons of Makana and Stuurman’.
Professor Ashwin Desai (left) and Ashwell Adriaan co-authors of ‘Line Breakers: the rugby-playing Sons of Makana and Stuurman’.
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A detailed book about the history of black rugby in the Eastern Cape, where players such as Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi and other stars come from, was launched in Durban on Thursday.

The book, which is called Line Breakers: The rugby-playing sons of Makana and Stuurman, is based on the unwritten story of Black rugby in South Africa.

The book is authored by Ashwin Desai, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg, and Ashwell Adriaan, a former rugby player and administrator.

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