African American Books
The Online Guide To
African American Books

| HOME | BOOKS | MUSIC | DVD | MAGAZINES | TOYS | LINKS | SEARCH | CONTACT |
| PERSONAL CARE | SOFTWARE | PC HARDWARE | VIDEO GAMES | ELECTRONICS | NEWS |

Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land

  

by: David A. Goldstein

 : Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land

Amazon.com's Price: $24.99
as of 09/18/2018 16:24 EDT

Used Price: $13.22
Third Party New Price: $16.75


Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours



This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
Binding: Hardcover
EAN: 9781510724792
ISBN: 1510724796
Item Dimensions: 93164494
Label: Skyhorse Publishing
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Skyhorse Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 240
Publication Date: November 07, 2017
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Studio: Skyhorse Publishing




Related Items: Alternate Versions: Click to Display

Browse for similar items by category: Click to Display



Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Every season, dozens of African American basketball players pack up their sneakers to play and live in Israel. They eat Israeli food, navigate Israeli hustle and bustle, experience cultural and religious customs in the world’s only Jewish country, and voluntarily expose themselves to the omnipresent threat of violence in the volatile Middle East. Some players are both Black and Jewish by birth. Others choose to convert to Judaism while residing in Israel. Some go so far as to obtain Israeli citizenship, enlist in the Israeli Army, marry Israeli women, and stay long after their playing careers end. Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land, is the first book to provide an in-depth exploration and analysis of the experiences of African American basketball players in Israel from the 1970s till today. Author David A. Goldstein examines how they end up in the country in the first place, the multitude of distinctive aspects of their lives there, the challenges and difficulties they face, and the reasons some choose to return to Israel year after year. In some cases they even decide to stay in Israel permanently. Alley-Oop to Aliyah not only deals with basketball and its impact on Israel, but it delves into emotion-laden issues of race, religion, identity, and politics, primarily through the eyes of the players themselves, based on more than forty extensive first-person interviews Goldstein, a sports journalist of half-Israeli descent, conducted. Their stories and their impact on Israel are at the very heart of this revealing book that is about more than just a game.



Customer Reviews
Average Rating: none






 

All products offered for sale in association with Amazon.com Books.



We welcome your comments and suggestions. Send them to webmaster@aabooks.com

Top of Page

Copyright © 2004-2012 African American Books