Dancing on Our Bones

Bridget Williams Books

Dancing on Our Bones traces the history of opposition to playing sport with South Africa from an early 1921 Springboks versus Māori rugby match onwards.

In this vivid account of a sport dominated by the politics of apartheid, Trevor Richards asks: what does an issue that sparked so much controversy over so many years tell us about ourselves? Richards, who as leader of Halt All Racist Tours for 23 years was a principal actor in the drama, brings a unique perspective to the subject. His account is compelling and his challenge on the issue of racism in this or any country remains unsettling.