About “Eleven Miles”

How far would you have walked to gain your high school education?

Eleven Miles by Lance GreenfieldFrom an early age, the greatest passion in Boitumelo Tumelo’s life is learning. Boi, as she is known to her friends and family, just loves going to school. Her primary school is in the local village, but when she graduates to secondary school, two obstacles stand in the path to her further education. Firstly, there are fees to be paid. Secondly, it is eleven miles to the nearest secondary school. She would have to get up very early, and walk that long distance to school every day, and walk home after school. There are many potential dangers along the remote African track between her village and her school.

This is the inspiring story of how Boi overcomes the obstacles and dangers to gain the education that she so desires. Not only does she achieve her ambitions, but she manages to make life better for the children of her village who wish to follow in her footsteps.

Eleven Miles is a fictional story based upon a true life situation in Botswana. Until the target of Princess Boikanyo’s School Bus Project is achieved, 50% of all profits from the sales of this book will go into the project funds. In the meantime, please feel free to make additional contributions to this worthy cause by clicking on the project link.

Eleven Miles is  available as an e-book on Kindle here

You can buy the paperback edition from Amazon here

or from Lulu here

or from Barnes & Noble here

38 Responses to About “Eleven Miles”

  1. Well done on the publication of your first novel. Sounds an amazing story.

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  5. Wow!! congrats for the noble work accomplished and sending your ways more blessing so you achieve your goals of helping them..so proud of you..

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    • I looked at your About page on your blog and liked it, but I don’t really like it. I LOVE IT!

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    • I’m following your blog now. I love what you say about making your dreams come true. You would love the last line of the epilogue of Eleven Miles more than I can possibly tell you. I’d like to quote it but that would be a real spoiler.

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      • Thanks so much for your kindness to stop by my blog, am returning the gratitude humbly by following yours too 🙂
        I loved your being so inspiring and caring for others to carry out such a good job benefiting others meaningfully, i really wish you all the good luck and about your last lines from “Eleven miles”, i wish if you added it here 😀 that would adorn my page to sparkle even more..
        Stay blessed and happy 🙂

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  7. Thanks. You an Boi (my heroine) are kindred spirits.


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  9. thenovelist says:

    Sounds compelling


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  14. Michele O'Neill says:

    An uplifting and inspiring story. This book truly humbled and inspired me on how to adapt, improvise and overcome any obstacle that may hinder the realization of my dreams.

    If you want to read a powerful, compelling yet enjoyable story, that you can glean something from, then this is the story to read. Well done Lance!

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  16. sounds like an amazing story!

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  17. philipparees says:

    A world I once knew very well! A snippet here http://involution-odyssey.com/mandelas-visionary-white-brothers-in-arms/

    Thanks for visiting Involution.

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