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Strike A Rock – the memoir of international soccer star Thembi Kgatlana!

Strike A Rock: The Thembi Kgatlana Story, written by Nikolaos Kirkinis, is out now from Jacana Media.

Kgatlana is a Banyana Banyana star, 2018 CAF Women’s Player of the Year, and recently signed for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

About the book

It is not easy. Having a dream, having talent and being faced with a world that wants you to have neither – it is not easy.

This is not an easy story. This is a book about difficult odds, about cruelty, about broken families and addiction. This is also a story about hope. This is a tale of bravery and the undefeatability of the spirit of South African women. This is a story about football, but it is a story about so much more. This is a tale about the fearless women who carry the sport on their back, told through the eyes of the best player on the African continent.

This is the story of a little girl who rose out of the tough streets of Mohlakeng and went on to become a champion of the world.

Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Jacana Media New books New releases Nikolaos Kirkinis Soccer Sport Strike A Rock Thembi Kgatlana


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