When Sara Mohammad was 12 years old, she was a little girl with big dreams. She told EBR that this was the age she decided she would grow up to be a businesswoman. If she had any naysayers, her newest achievement must surely quiet them.   This year, the designer and founder of the first fashion school in Ethiopia, Next Design Institute, received the Association of Women in Business’ Women of Excellence Award.  A humble woman, the designer and former model talks of the utter surprise she felt when she found out she would be this year’s recipient. If anyone knows anything about this particular businesswoman, it is that she is a pioneer in her field;  and of course all pioneers have to fight to break new ground; so how did she do it? We can find her strength and resilience in the crooks of her past. 

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You know how we hear about the great love stories of great people who lived centuries ago? Like Mark Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine and the list could go on. A lot has been said about such legendary lovers, we recount their all-consuming love and how they united to conquer the world and its imagination. They gave everything and lost everything; it made them and destroyed them.

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We have learned about the Dergue regime in our history classes, we hear about the brutal dictatorship that reigned after the end of the monarchy in 1974, we hear stories from our families, see documentaries, firsthand witnesses and victims on TV every now and then. All these are enough to know about the ruthless years and dark days that prevailed in Ethiopia for 17 years; but how about a fictional account based on these true events and history?

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