A Time To Be Born

by Stephany Evans Steggall
A Time To Be Born
  • ISBN-13: 9781569027042
  • Author(s): Stephany Evans Steggall
  • Subject: Politics & government
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 30-03-2021
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£21.99
Feyisa Lilesa, an Ethiopian runner, reached the finish line in the men's marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games with his arms raised above his head, crossed at the wrists. Crossed wrists represent a non-violent protest sign: they symbolise the handcuffs of captivity; voluntary restraint of coiled power; and outward palms with no weapons hidden. He won the silver medal and the attention of the world. The book is a gripping account that will open readers' eyes wide to the fascinating life story of a legendary East African runner whose courage is comparable to that of his various heroes, political and athletic, described in the book.
About the book

Feyisa Lilesa, an Ethiopian runner, reached the finish line in the men's marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games with his arms raised above his head, crossed at the wrists. Crossed wrists represent a non-violent protest sign: they symbolise the handcuffs of captivity; voluntary restraint of coiled power; and outward palms with no weapons hidden. He won the silver medal and the attention of the world. The book is a gripping account that will open readers' eyes wide to the fascinating life story of a legendary East African runner whose courage is comparable to that of his various heroes, political and athletic, described in the book.