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Facing Servitude, Ethiopian Girls Run for a Better Life

Another great find from Nicole Epps!

Facing Servitude, Ethiopian Girls Run for a Better Life
by Emily Wax

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Virtually the only way for Tesdale Mesele, 13, to avoid soon being married into a life of housework and childbearing was to run.

So that’s what the spunky girl with matchstick legs and a ponytail did. She ran along the rutted dirt roads of the Ethiopian highlands, barefoot or in torn sneakers, trying to improve her endurance. She ran up the wide, cracked steps to Meskel Square in the capital, while goats wandered by and clouds of pollution turned the air charcoal gray.

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April 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

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