Rise - Siya Kolisi (Paperback)
- R 248
- Expected Date
- 4 Oct 2021
- Content Source
- South African
- Supply Source
- South Africa
His truth. His story. In his words.
Siya Kolisi, captain of the Springboks, and the first black man
to lead his country in over 128 years of South African rugby shares
his story in Rise. In an extraordinarily intimate memoir, Kolisi
charts his story from being born into the impoverished Zwide
township, to leading his
proud nation to an astonishing victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2019.
However, Rise is not simply a chronology of matches played and
games won; it is an exploration of a man’s race and his faith, a
masterclass in attaining a positive mindset, and an
reminder that it is possible to defy the odds, no matter how they are stacked against you. The title, Rise, is inspired by Siya’s mother – Phakama – which translates to the book’s name, as well as a celebration of his Xhosa heritage.
- General Subject
Siyamthanda “Siya” Kolisi was born on 16 June 1991 in Zwide
Township in Port Elizabeth
(Gqeberha), EC. Kolisi started playing rugby at age of seven whilst at Emsengeni Primary. In
2018 he was named Springbok Captain & went on to lead the team to a historic 2019 RWC win.
In February 2021 Siya joined the Sharks & is now based in Durban, KZN.