Cricket Great Holding Urges Honest Conversation On Race Relations

West Indies cricket great Michael Holding said his book "Why We Kneel, How We Rise" was hard to write
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West Indies cricket great Michael Holding said his book "Why We Kneel, How We Rise" was hard to write but it was an important work because it stressed the importance of honest conversation about race relations.

The book, which has been nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, covers racism in sport and features contributions from athletes such as Olympic champion Usain Bolt and World Cup winner Thierry Henry.

"Some parts of the book were disturbing. They were tough, hard to write and hard to read. A couple of chapters I don't even want to read them over," Holding told the competition organisers. "My sister refused to read one chapter. Some parts of it were not very nice. But if you're going to have the conversation, you have to have an honest conversation. You can't have a conversation about what is comfortable only."

Holding also mentioned that he initially had no intention of writing such a book, but was eventually persuaded to do so by people's reaction to his impassioned monologue on Sky Sports in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

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