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Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race, and Murder in the 1920s
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Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race, and Murder in the 1920s (Paperback)

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This is the first biography of the controversial and misunderstood African boxer, now in paper. Battling Siki (1887-1925) was once one of the four or five most recognizable black men in the world and was written about by a host of great writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon, Janet Flanner, and Ernest Hemingway. Peter Benson's lively biography of the first African to win a world championship in boxing delves into the complex world of sports, race, colonialism, and the cult of personality in the early twentieth century.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportBiographyDiaries, letters & journalsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoxing Publisher: University of Arkansas Press Publication Date: 15/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9781557288882  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Peter Benson is professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the author of Black Orpheus, Transition, and Modern Cultural Awakening in Africa, and an avid boxing fan.

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