An African Soccer Story

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Download this short story for free.Thulani grows up in a South African village and all he wants to do is play soccer. When a scout from the big city arrives, Thulani doesn't pay much attention to the visitor and is far more interested in a special girl at school.
If you liked Thulani's story, check out Evadeen Brickwood' youth fantasy books.
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About Evadeen Brickwood

Evadeen Brickwood grew up with two sisters in Germany and studied cultural sciences and languages. As a young woman, she travelled extensively and many of her books are inspired by her experiences abroad. Feeling adventurous, the newly qualified translator moved to Africa in 1988 and worked for two years as a secretary and language teacher in Botswana. The author eventually settled in South Africa, where she got married and raised two daughters. In Johannesburg, Evadeen Brickwood studied computers and management of training and worked as a corporate software trainer, professional translator and lecturer at WITS University. In 2003, she began her writing career with youth novels in the ‘Remember the Future’ series, about adventures in prehistory and continued with adventure mysteries. After being conventionally published by 2 publishers in South Africa, the author began self-publishing her books with great success in 2013. There are 9 published novels and counting.
The youth novels are featured on the website http://www.evadeen.wixsite.com/youngbooks.
And the website that features the mystery-novels is: http://www.evadeen.wixsite.com/novels
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Reviews

Graham Downs reviewed on on June 27, 2017

This was a pretty good book. It was nice to read something I'm familiar with, and the descriptions made me feel like I was right there with our hero from the township.

There are a few formatting issues with the e-book I read, but not too serious. Otherwise, the writing was very good.

My issues are two-fold. First, it isn't really a "Soccer Story"; it's the internal dialogue and reminiscences of a young boy who's been chosen to join the soccer academy in the big city. But he never really gets there, which is my second issue. It ends abruptly, and not in a good way. It feels unfinished, more of a preview than a complete story, really.
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Frank Bogna reviewed on on May 9, 2015
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What a terrific short story of hope and anticipation. I read it with my kids, and as soon as we finished they were asking for the next chapter, wanting to know what happened to Thulani. Is there a 'Book 2' coming?
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