You Can't Stop the Sun from Shining by Sonny Bill Williams, with Alan Duff
By Sonny Bill Williams with Alan Duff, Hachette Australia, Hardback, 336 pages
An inspiring autobiography of the New Zealand Muslim heavyweight boxer, and former professional rugby league and rugby union player.
Sonny Bill Williams (SBW) is a once in a hundred-year athlete with immense sporting talent in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Boxing. The first Muslim to play for the All Blacks, Sonny Bill has built an incredible career and sporting reputation across the globe. But there is so much more to Sonny Bill Williams' life and journey than his on-field and in-the-ring triumphs.
‘You Can’t Stop the Sun from Shining’ is an inspiring autobiography exploring Sonny Bill’s love of family, his faith, his sporting career, and personal endeavours as a young man navigating the negative culture and injustices around him.
About the authors:
Sonny Bill Williams was the first Muslim to play for the All Blacks. Driven by a fierce moral compass, Sonny Bill Williams thoughtfully and authentically uses his standing and platform as both a UNICEF Ambassador and an elite sportsperson to speak out on political issues that confront the world today and to benefit those struggling in life.
Alan Duff is a novelist, columnist, businessperson and outspoken commentator on Maori affairs. His first published novel, Once Were Warriors, was a critical and commercial success, and was subsequently made into an award-winning feature film. Alan has published several novels and has written for radio and as a newspaper columnist.