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Gabi's Review

With the South African win of the Rugby 2023 World Cup and the transition to paper back release in Jan there is no better time to revive this amazing 2021 biography. From a background of destitution, poverty and apartheid this story is more than the making of a sporting hero, it is a countries transition and transformation from the fallout of a brutal past.

Siya Kolisi is a remarkable man, humble, honest and down to earth. His talent secured him a scholarship where his sporting career was launched, a period that showcases his leadership qualities from the start. The brutal violence perpetrated on his mother initiated a desire to utilize his profile as a global ambassador for violence against women.

Rugby may not interest you but Siya Kolisi's story is inspirational for anyone.

 

Publishers Reviews

‘Siya's rise from humble beginnings to lifting that World Cup trophy is the stuff of fairytales.’ MARCUS RASHFORD

‘Siya Kolisi is a warrior on the field and an inspiration off it. This book is an extraordinary reminder of what can be achieved with inner belief and an indefatigable spirit.’ JAY SHETTY
'Siya's story is well documented, and I am so impressed by the way he conducts himself. As the captain of his team and as a statesman he is measured and thoughtful. He is a leader in every way. An inspiration to a dynamic South African nation.' EDDIE JONES

‘Few people embody the tenacity of what the New South Africa stands for, like Siya does. His story mirrors the nations’; in its trials and tribulations and also in it’s triumph against all odds. This is a real life heroes journey.’ TREVOR NOAH

‘There is no doubt Siya has made a significant impact on World rugby, especially within South African rugby. [He] is passionate about changing people's lives for the better and uses his position and status to do that.’ MARO ITOJE

‘Brilliant’ THE TIMES