A Lasting Treasure

2015 First Place Burt Award for Ethiopian Young Adult Literature
Publisher: 
CODE-Ethiopia
Pub Date: 
May 2018
Pages: 
198
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-99944-954-3-6
Price: 
$15.00

…She kissed him on his cheek. Kidus felt a chill going down his spine. It was the first time that she had planted a kiss on his cheek with her soft, thin lips. “I don’t want to be dismissed. You know we have already seen the yellow card.” 
“No-one can come to this place. You don’t know the hard time I had to get this ganja.” 
She took out a think piece of paper, folded it twice and tore it into four smaller pieces. She put the ganja leaf on two pieces of paper and she rolled the pieces of paper to make two cigarettes. 
“Here you are,” she said smiling. 
Deborah lit hers and Kidu’s ganja rolled in paper. 
Soon Kidus noticed that the smell of the ganja was strong, but he did not hate it as he smoked cigarettes occasionally after his first dinner with Deborah. “How is it?” Deborah inspected his face to see what he felt about the ganja. 
“It’s not bad.” 
She puffed the smoke only twice when she suddenly sprang to her feet and said, “Kidus, I have to go to the toilet. I was so eager and very much in a hurry to show you the ganja that I forgot to go to the toilet. I’ll be back in a minute.” She put off her ganja cigarette by rubbing its tip against the ground and put it in her bag. 
“Okay.” Kidus looked up at her through the smoke. 
Deborah went out of their ‘safe haven.’ No sooner had she gone, when one of the school guards appeared above the bush. He saw Kidus smoking the ganja. He stared at Kidus for few seconds. 
“Well! Well! Well! So you are smoking hashish!” 

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…She kissed him on his cheek. Kidus felt a chill going down his spine. It was the first time that she had planted a kiss on his cheek with her soft, thin lips. “I don’t want to be dismissed. You know we have already seen the yellow card.” 
“No-one can come to this place. You don’t know the hard time I had to get this ganja.” 
She took out a think piece of paper, folded it twice and tore it into four smaller pieces. She put the ganja leaf on two pieces of paper and she rolled the pieces of paper to make two cigarettes. 
“Here you are,” she said smiling. 
Deborah lit hers and Kidu’s ganja rolled in paper. 
Soon Kidus noticed that the smell of the ganja was strong, but he did not hate it as he smoked cigarettes occasionally after his first dinner with Deborah. “How is it?” Deborah inspected his face to see what he felt about the ganja. 
“It’s not bad.” 
She puffed the smoke only twice when she suddenly sprang to her feet and said, “Kidus, I have to go to the toilet. I was so eager and very much in a hurry to show you the ganja that I forgot to go to the toilet. I’ll be back in a minute.” She put off her ganja cigarette by rubbing its tip against the ground and put it in her bag. 
“Okay.” Kidus looked up at her through the smoke. 
Deborah went out of their ‘safe haven.’ No sooner had she gone, when one of the school guards appeared above the bush. He saw Kidus smoking the ganja. He stared at Kidus for few seconds. 
“Well! Well! Well! So you are smoking hashish!” 

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