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  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529119121
  • Imprint: Merky Books Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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A New Formation

How Black Footballers Made the Modern Game




A New Formation is an original and critical exploration of what it means to be a leading Black British figure in football, and how a collective black influence has shaped the modern game.

An original exploration of the ways in which leading Black British footballers have shaped the modern game. Tackling the big questions of representation and identity whilst acknowledging the influence a collective black identity has had on a very British sport.

Through a series of essays by a collection of culture writers, including Musa Okwonga, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jeanette Kwakye, A New Formation will examine and celebrate the variance found in Blackness. From Ian Wright's impact on contemporary Black culture to Anita Asante's compelling journey, by way of Andy Cole's experience as a child of Windrush generation parents.

A New Formation, places footballers into contexts larger than themselves, and each moving essay found in this anthology reveals the rich cultural tapestry of Black life in Britain, and the essential role that Black footballers - past and present - have played in constructing it.

  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529119121
  • Imprint: Merky Books Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
Categories:

Praise for A New Formation

The magazine redefining football.

The Week

A razor-edged social commentary and a well-designed magazine, and the additional supplement marks it out as having the guts to address tricky subjects head-on. It also arrives at a time when many high-profile footballers are being loudly critical of the racism within football, and the mainstream media’s complicity in that narrative. Caricom’s relevance beyond the ‘sports’ section is undeniable and is a voice that is much needed in the magazine, and cultural, conversation right now.

MagCulture

A triumph in using popular culture and sport to challenge societal issues. Featuring a clean, contemporary design aesthetic which invites engagement, it promises football-related content, but delivers so much more... Caricom provides genuine depth to an often polemic conversation.

It's Nice That

Redefining the space where football and the black experience intersect... Caricom is an attempt to use football’s ability to encourage a sense of community amongst fans of differing faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds to mediate on topics absent from mainstream football writing.

Neighbourhood

Offers a critical perspective on issues that are deeply ingrained in football, yet often ignored.

Monocle

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