Review: The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon
The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A compelling, inspiring narrative that takes one into the heart-rending anguish of post-colonial Uganda, the lives of outstanding runners from Africa, and the heart and mind of a boy far wiser than his years.

Julius Achon manifests the true qualities of a dano adano, a human person, as he described his friend and mentor Jim Fee.

Highly recommended.

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility ( is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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