By Legson Kayira
Legson Kayira used to be simply 16-years previous while he set out on his epic trip from a small rural Malawian village to the U.S. of the US in his quest to understand his possible most unlikely dream.
Walking barefoot, and wearing foodstuff for 5 days, an awl and books, he travelled greater than 2,500 miles in the course of the African bush. most folks may have given up, yet no longer Legson.
Inspired through the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln and the motto of his secondary college, he walked throughout 4 African international locations sooner than achieving Khartoum within the Sudan, the place American consular officers helped him to commute to the USA to absorb a scholarship at Skagit Valley collage in Washington nation.
I Will attempt documents his adolescence and the main points of this epic trip. initially released in 1965, whereas Legson used to be learning on the college of Washington, it grew to become a best-seller within the usa (16 weeks at the manhattan best-seller list), and used to be translated into a variety of different languages.
Legson later went directly to examine background at Cambridge college in England and wrote 4 novels.
This quantity comprises the unique textual content in addition to a memoir via Legson’s widow, Julie Kayira, written after his unexpected loss of life in England in October 2012. The foreword is written through South African media specialist Phil Molefe.
As brilliant because the day it was once first released, i'm going to try out keeps to encourage humans internationally and provides wish to many who they can also in achieving the impossible.
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