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Land of Second Chances

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Tim Lewis is a staff writer for the Guardian and the Observer, and contributing editor for Esquire UK. He has previously been editor of Observer magazine, Observer Sport Monthly, and the Independent's Sunday Review. He lives in London.


"The incredible story of road cycling in Rwanda, Land of Second Chances is a tale that quite brilliantly portrays the power of sport to effect change. Superb, a must-read." -- Huffington Post "Lewis is a reporter of rare skill and he writes with wit and verve. Land of Second Chances is by turns horrifying, moving and unexpectedly funny. It's also the sports book of the year by a backcountry mile." -- Esquire UK "Tim Lewis's Land of Second Chances is, arguably, not just the best cycling book released this year, but the best sports book of the year." -- Podium Caf f (c) "Tim Lewis's fascinating story of Rwandan cycling isn't a typical rags to riches, triumph against adversity tale" ] This is also a story about the potential of African cycling and its undoubted capacity to change lives." -- The Guardian "Land of Second Chances transcends most sports books" ]It is about the unlikely development of a competitive cycling team in Rwanda. But Lewis is not satisfied to tell only that story, intriguing and entertaining as it is. He explores what happens when well-meaning people from places like the United States attempt to impose their technology, their training techniques, and their values on a population they understand imperfectly" ]" -- Boston Globe "Well sourced, with encyclopedic references to those in the cycling world, Land of Second Chances is set on the cusp of an extraordinary moment in the sport, with Africa poised to start producing contenders. Lewis avoids falling into the trap of making this a Hollywood-friendly sportscomeback tale. It's infinitely more interesting than that, with its many setbacks, personality clashes, and disappointments. Like Rwanda itself, it's complex, and the story is not over yet." --Booklist of the American Library Association "Lewis places cycling at the heart of Rwanda's changing fortunes by stitching together various stories and providing excellent, cogent synopses of the political and social history of the country" ][An] intelligent, thoughtful social history" ]" -- Library Journal Books for Dudes "Journalist Tim Lewis's Land of Second Chances is not a story simply of personal dedication overcoming the odds" ]Team Rwanda's story could have been edited into an uplifting tale of unlikely success, with Niyonshuti's Olympic appearance as the rousing finale. Instead this is a more complicated, darker, account." -- Financial Times

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