“Rea­sons to Rhyme,”

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“When I think back on my sum­mers teach­ing English in Ethiopia, the thing that strikes me now is the de­gree to which my help was an am­a­teur drop in the ocean. But you can’t look at the chal­lenge like that—as this mas­sive ocean— or else you’d never be­gin.”

Aida Ede­mariam is a se­nior fea­ture writer at the Guardian. Her first book, The Wife’s Tale, was pub­lished in March.

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