The contract had been signed and now there was no turning back. Alisha had been so desperate to get away, as far away as possible, that she was willing to agree to almost anything to make it happen.
At first it had seemed like an ideal offer, but now that she was on the plane and headed to Ethiopia in the horn of Africa, Alisha wasn't so sure. Her friend Lemma had begged her to accept the teaching position, believing that education of Oromo children was the only hope for their future in a country where the ruling minority stopped at nothing in their efforts to suppress them.
The plane landed safely and taxied to the gate as Alisha gathered her resolve along with her belongings and headed inside the terminal to find Lemma waving excitedly in her direction.
Soon they were in his car and headed for the remote village where the members of his extended family that had thus far managed to escape execution by the government had roasted a goat and prepared a feast to welcome the new teacher who would soon take part in the revolution that was to change their lives forever.
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