Mark and Annet are siblings. They live on a large commercial farm in Ethiopia. There father is the manager at the farm. The world is their farm where they play, where they discover new things and new friends.
One day they travel to the capital city Addis Abeba, with their parents. For a few days they all will stay in the house of friends. In this way Mark and Annet discover a new world, so different from their life in the countryside. In a playful way the writer weaves questions concerning aid through the story and the events in the capital city. They visit the local market and see the negotion skills of both their host and the marketwomen. They pay a visit to the building of the African Union and see the beautiful windows picturing scenes from African history. The visit to the capital has been an exciting visit, discovering so many things for these young children. And now back to the farm and their everyday life.
Corry Blei – Strijbos – Mark & Annet in Addis Abeba – n.d.