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Running the Rift: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Running the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country’s first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people. As tensions mount between the Hutu and Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream that running might deliver him, ...
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Running the Rift: A Novel

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Overview

Running the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country’s first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people. As tensions mount between the Hutu and Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream that running might deliver him, and his people, from the brutality around them.

Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Naomi Benaron has written a stunning and gorgeous novel that—through the eyes of one unforgettable boy— explores a country’s unraveling, its tentative new beginning, and the love that binds its people together.
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Library Journal
05/15/2014
Jean Patrick Nkuba has a dream: he wants to be the first Rwandan to win an Olympic gold medal. Unfortunately, he has to survive a civil war and genocide to get there. Any book about Rwanda has to mention the 1994 conflict that claimed over 800,000 lives, but this Bellwether Prize-winning debut novel is primarily about a boy with a dream. VERDICT This marvelous and lyrical book celebrates the inimitable spirit of humanity. (LJ 8/11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616201876
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 124,485
  • File size: 774 KB

Meet the Author

Naomi Benaron

Naomi Benaron holds an MFA from Antioch University and an MS from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is also an Ironman triathlete. She teaches for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, mentors for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, and has worked extensively with genocide survivor groups in Rwanda. For more information, visit www.naomibenaron.com. Naomi Benaron is available for select speaking engagements. contact speakersbureau@workman.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    worth the read

    Beautifully written and a wonderful journey to follow. Worth getting through the first half of the book to enjoy the second half :)

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    LAKE

    The three rivers that are in the forest lead to a lake full of different types of fish and yes there are snakes and they are friendly as long as you dont gave a gun with you. There is a cliff with a waterfall with a cave behind it but you have to swim underneath the water to find the opening.

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