Now Is the Time for Running

Now Is the Time for Running

Book - 2011
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When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe, Deo goes on the run with Innocent, his older, mentally disabled brother, carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money, and after facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in soccer that Deo finds renewed hope.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2011
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780316077903
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wil
Description: 233 pages ; 22 cm


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Deo, a young man from Zimbabwe who enjoys soccer, encounters a tragedy one day when hateful soldiers arrive in his home village. He and his older brother, Innocent, are are forced to run for their lives to a safe haven in South Africa.

When the soldiers stormed into town, Deo knew that escape was the only answer. As he heads for South Africa with his brother, Innocent, Deo struggles for survival and safety with a soccer ball that's filled with his life savings.

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Deo and his brother Innocent escape violent ZImbabwe, and travel to South Africa where they face xenophobia. Deo uses soccer to find his place in life and in his new home.


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