The Author was conscious of an apparent reluctance by his fellow writers to use actual names of places in their novels, and wanted to set an example. Out of this desire to take his readers to actual places in Sierra Leone he decided to do so throughthe fictional movements of a young boy running away from Home, and School.
Starting in a family home in the Capital Freetown, the reader is not only introduced to various places in different parts of the country, but also learns about some well known, and interesting cultural customs, and events, the national railway, which has long been dismantled, and the life enjoyed by the young people growing up at that time.
Indeed, even the way our Runaway was tracked down and eventually apprehended provides an insight into public authorities, the Police, at the time. Once again, it is a story to be enjoyed by both the young, and old.