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The race to be myself : a memoir / Caster Semenya.


"Olympian and World Champion Caster Semenya is finally ready to share the vivid and heartbreaking story of how the world came to know her name. Thrust into the spotlight at just eighteen years old after winning the Berlin World Championships in 2009, Semenya's win was quickly overshadowed by criticism and speculation about her body, and she became the center of a still-raging firestorm about how gender plays out in sports, our expectations of female athletes, and the right to compete as you are"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781324035770
  • ISBN: 1324035773
  • Physical Description: 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The beginning. God made me -- A different kind of girl -- I am not afraid -- Hunting with boys -- The change -- Thabiso -- The rise. Where I belong -- They saw me run -- On the way up -- A higher education -- The troubles begin -- Berlin -- The awakening. Not woman enough -- You magazine -- The nothingness -- Hope -- The comeback -- Love and happiness -- The redemption. Road to London 2012 -- Gold in Rio -- Return of the IAAF -- Inside the court -- The aftermath -- Epilogue: The Cobra.
Subject: Semenya, Caster, 1991-
Semenya, Caster, 1991-
Women runners > South Africa > Biography.
Olympic athletes > South Africa > Biography.
Intersex athletes > South Africa > Biography.
Coureuses > Afrique du Sud > Biographies.
Athlètes olympiques > Afrique du Sud > Biographies.
Sportifs intersexués > Afrique du Sud > Biographies.
Intersex athletes.
Olympic athletes.
Women runners.
Runners (Sports) > Biography.
South Africa.
Genre: autobiographies (literary works)

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