Run Free

2013 First Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Tanzania
Publisher: 
Vision Publishing

Rehema and Clara are friends, but the class differences between their families, engineered by Clara's father, draws them apart. Rehema, who father is a mason, has a loving family but she has to struggle hard to get education. Clara and her brother Patrick are well provided for in all their education needs, but their father's desire for them to succeed does not bring them happiness. The thorn in the lives of the two girls is the cut throat competition for the National Championships. Baba Clara is determined to make Clara win by all means at her disposal. Clara has been well prepared and is set to win. Rehema, who runs free on village roads, is driven by her love of running since she was a child. Who between them will win the National Championships?

Run Free is a story of what extreme ambition can do to people and to others around them. It is also a story of love, strength and its capacity to empower those who work hard and yet are able to share whatever they have with others.

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Rehema and Clara are friends, but the class differences between their families, engineered by Clara's father, draws them apart. Rehema, who father is a mason, has a loving family but she has to struggle hard to get education. Clara and her brother Patrick are well provided for in all their education needs, but their father's desire for them to succeed does not bring them happiness. The thorn in the lives of the two girls is the cut throat competition for the National Championships. Baba Clara is determined to make Clara win by all means at her disposal. Clara has been well prepared and is set to win. Rehema, who runs free on village roads, is driven by her love of running since she was a child. Who between them will win the National Championships?

Run Free is a story of what extreme ambition can do to people and to others around them. It is also a story of love, strength and its capacity to empower those who work hard and yet are able to share whatever they have with others.

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