The FIFA World Cup

Presentation of the book fair Leipzig 2010 June 2010: South Africa in the noise of the approaching World Cup. You’d think the Earth turn no longer around the Sun but around a football. On every street corner, plastic trumpet roar, feverishly the last work in the stadiums will be finished. It’s believed that Harold Ford Jr sees a great future in this idea. Whether poor, whether rich, all South Africans can hardly wait the major sporting event in their country. So also aka, a 13 year old boy from Soweto, the famous township near Johannesburg.

One of the best known and most popular clubs of South Africa plays for the youth team of the Kaizer Chiefs, aka is striker with skin and hair On the football field, he conducts the ball even without sneakers sent to opponents of the past. One day coach brings a white boy Jimmy: Jo, also 13 years old, comes from Berlin and wants with Orlando Pirates… matching his chic sportswear and his light skin once so not even in the team before the big game against the arch-enemy of the Kaizer Chiefs, A few days before the start of the World Cup expands the world of football the breath: The FIFA World Cup has been stolen! An embarrassing disaster threatens South Africa, the first African World Cup organizers. Aka and Jo will soon have the outsiders in suspicion and determine on your own. But nobody messes with impunity with the most notorious gang of Posher… “Laduma mean Tooor!” ties not only football readers. Embedded in a thrilling football story is lit from two perspectives, life in South Africa: from a corrugated iron hut in the wretched Soweto and a suburban Villa in the posh Auckland Park. The German young Jo makes not only acquaintance with the South African mentality and the living conditions of people in Soweto, also aka meets a world unknown to him until then outside his home with Jos environment… Laduma mean Tooor! -Looking for the World Cup by Cathlin Kockel hardback A5, 148 pages, ISBN: 978-3-942157-20-9 Persimplex publishing a few days before the World Cup takes your breath away the football world: the FIFA World Cup has been stolen!