n African Renaissance - Boxing : rousing the Nigerian giant : boxing

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Consider for instance the resurgent German nation under the banner of Hitlerian Fascism and its use of the 1936 Olympics as the means not only of granting a certain legitimacy to the Nazi regime among the community of nations but also as the battleground to prove the putative supremacy of the 'Aryan'race. Consider also the reality of the American Joe Louis and the German Max Schemeling; boxers used as hefty metaphors in a heavyweight battle between the forces of democracy on the one hand and totalitarianism on the other.

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