Friday, February 13, 2009

BOOK REVIEW: Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis, Volume Two

(Originally published June 2008)

Perhaps the most important ingredient in a thorough overview of tennis history is examining the role that race, gender, class and region have played in setting the course of the modern global sport. That’s what Sundiata Djata argues in Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis, Volume Two (Syracuse University, 2008; 255 pages). It’s an ambitious and comprehensive examination of black achievement in one of the world’s most popular, yet, traditionally, white sports.

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2 comments:

charags said...

What? No mention of Zina Garrison among the tags? :-)
But Yes, I read that she and Lori McNeil are mentioned in vol-I.

Am I the Nth person to tell you that you have a beautiful writing style?

Craig Hickman said...

:blushing: