Ethiopia radio soap opera: Episode 1



(Music)
Introduction:

Our dear esteemed listeners!
Today we begin our episodic drama entitled (Title of the drama, depending on the region)!

Beginning today this drama, which will be transmitted through (radio station’s name) radio station, every week on (day) starting from (time) will take us through a day-to-day life in a small village. Let’s introduce you to our family.

ANIHABA is a young medical student in a university. ASIYA is a university friend of Anihaba and she is studying veterinarian medicine. Another character we find in our story is SHAFIA. Shafia is an elder sister of Anihaba and she is living with her husband MOHAMMOD. Their father is Ga’as, 55 years old and HALIMA is their mother. Ga’as never stops nagging his son, Anihaba, to stop his university education and stay at home to help him with different domestic work and live in marriage with his proposed girl, HASENA. These are not the only members of (title of the drama) but SEID and his father HUMAD and of course Anihaba’s younger brother JAMAL are also members of this story.

Scene 1

Setting: Morning time around 9-10 am in the village
Action: Asiya is out in the village observing the village
FX: Cattle, Donkey’s , Goats ........
Characters: Anihabba , Asiya, Jemal and Shafiya
(Music)

Narration: Dear esteemed listeners!... Now we are at a small village where Anihaba and others live together. The time is late in the morning. Anihaba, spending his break time at his family place meets Asiya, who happened to be in the village to do her apprenticeship for her veterinary education. Now, we are seeing Asiya and Anihaba visiting the animals around the village.

Let’s enjoy the drama and see what is happening.

(Title with Music)

Anihabba: (Appreciative in warm and smiling tone) Really so nice! I can see that you have already finished all your jobs planned for the first day.......and now it is my turn to be greeted (saluted) by “Good Morning” Asiya!......... You know that to salute is from God....
Asiya: (Same smiling tone) Whose duty you think it is to salute first ?.....is it the one who come or the one who is at work?.....Anyway if you love to be saluted .....(In a manner that reflects affection).”Good morning Anihaab!” (Soft tone) How is your break Anihaaab?.......how are you doing Anihaab?.....
Anihabba: (Laughing).....(Same response)......How are you Asiya!?.... I’m Ok.
Asiya:Anihaab! Why laughing then....It is you who have just asked me to salute you........
Anihabba:Asiya! I wonder you still call my name like you call it on campus......?
Asiya: I always need to call you like this......Anihaab!...(Pause)........you read books even in your vacation and busy with it?......at least take some rest while you are on a vacation Anihaab!
Anihabba:You are right Asiya! It is a vacation, but you see vacation doesn’t mean that we should be idle. It is a time to prepare in many aspects.
Asiya!...like.....
Asiya: (Mockingly) What the heck are you going to prepare yourself?!......It is obvious that you already have a full potential for everything.......(Pause) Who else scored the A+ grade except you in all the subjects?!
Anihabba: You know what Asiya! Books sharpen your mind and prepare you to understand the world and (Thinking a bit)......I....I....I....your pocket also needs preparation to tackle some problems like the transportation and other different costs.....I...I......that’s why I said vacation is a time to prepare…
Asiya: Of course yes. It is true that preparation in all aspects is really necessary especially for a college student like us....
Anihabba: By the way how did you get your first day job ?..... I think you were nicely welcomed by our village.
Asiya: (Thinking a while) I...I...I....the first day job is like introducing yourself to different people in the village.......especially the elders and community leaders, ....I.......I.....introducing the purpose of my presence, that I’m here to practice as an apprentice animal health worker in the village. I also got a general understanding about the environment in the discussion I had with the community’s health representative. I studied how they treat their animals in a traditional way. I also got to understand the indigenous knowledge of their grandfathers and what I really want to concentrate on is to critically observe the condition of the herds.
Anihabba: It is really good to observe the condition of the herds as an animal health worker ... but how do you see their condition Asiya!?......
Asiya: (Thinking a while) I...I think most of the herds seem sickly and need treatment. But it would be too early judge what is the real cause for the problem......you know what!......it will be easy for me to identify the problems after I critically observe their conditions.
Anihabba: I think the shortage of rain months ago was one of the problems. If a shortage of rain occurs in the coming months, it is obvious that the grazing grass would be in shortage and as a result different other related health problems may occur ...and so on..
Asiya: Shortage of rain with all its consequences could be one strong reason........but you know Anihaab! It would be nice to tell what it is after we critically observe and examine the root causes of the diseases. (Smiling pause) Anihaab! Going.....going ......and ....going to observe......
Anihabba: (Smiling).......So shall I accompany you in all your journey towards “Going to Observe” the root causes of those disease?.....Asiya!......
Asiya: (Same smiling response) your job is not simply to accompany........you rather have more to do with me Anihaab! (Laughing with each other)....
Anihabba: I know that your Aunt helps you much.
Asiya: Of course, yes. My aunt is very helpful in this regard. She has introduced me to the well-known local elders like Haji ADEM and Sheh SEID and designs a wonderful strategy for me to familiarize and observe.
(Kedir, who lives in the village, greets Hanibaafar)
Kedir፡ Aselamwalikum Anihab!...
Anihaba፡ Wealikumaselam Kedir!... How are you?...
Kedir፡ Thanks to Allah, I'm fine!...How is your father Ga’as?...
Anihaba፡ Alehamdululahi He is fine!...
Kedir፡ How is your mother….is she fine?...
Anihaba፡ She is fine also!...
Kedir፡ Well... say “hi” to her!...
Anihaba፡ Ok dear Kedir!... Have a good day!... (Moments after) Okay Asiya… Having your aunt beside you with her strong communication skill, I’m sure things will be smooth for the future too........(with smile) And Asiya! I’m here to help you with whatever I can.
Asiya: (Soft and romantic) Thank you so much Anihaab! Ooooo Anihaab! Really I appreciate !........(Pause).......Thanks God, you are here beside me .Anihaab!
Anihabba: (Softly)......really?....
Asiya: Yes Anihaab!......I would have come to where you live to ask for your help in a job I’m doing as an apprentice ......really thanks God you are beside me!....
Anihabba: But your aunt has helped you a lot before I stretch my hand for help.
Asiya: (Smiling) Yours and theirs is too different Anihaab!.....you are ......(Thinking)...the one ....you are so different Anihaab!.....
Anihabba: How do I differ especially from your aunt because she is your relative?....she is your aunt.......
Jemal፡ (We hear him calling the names of the cattle from a distance)
Asiya: (A bit changing in mood) I know who is my nearest relative Anihaab!...(To herself)...I know where my eyes gaze… Anyway (Pause-she needs to change the topic) Anihaab!...is this book the one with the title of .......
Anihabba: (Hurry) Yes the one you gave me in University the day I stood first and won the award prize .......it is the ”The Untold Sentiment” book.
Asiya: Yes it is “The Untold Sentiment” book.....yes I remember It is the book I gave you....... (Thinking a while) .....The book I gave you the day you were named hero ......(Pause) really you were hero........
Anihabba: It was when I stood first from the whole campus that you gave me an award.
Asiya: You can’t imagine how good of a book it is Anhaab. (Pause) By the way have got the main secret of the book?
Anihabba: You mean about the girl who is in search of whom to tell her love secret. What a wonderful book really! All the expressions are so attractive.
Asiya: Of course it is the best of the books. (Pause) But Anihaab! While you read this book, what do you...
Anihabba: (Hurry) What do you mean by While you read what do you ...?
Asiya: (A bit emotional) You know what.......Anihaab!.......do you really remember the day I gave you this book?. The condition, the.......
Anihabba: What do you mean?......how on earth I forget that day?......it was the day I was awarded for the whole third semester’s grade
Asiya: (Happy emotion)......What a day!... At the time your name was called from the podium and mentioned that you won the gold award of the year, (with emotion) Ooooh my goodness!
Anihabba: What?....
Asiya: (Happy emotion) What a day!...(Slow like a melody)......All eyes of your teachers were following you .....All Eyes of the students also were following you......All Eyes of the ladies were following you......Asiya’s eye too was following you........(Pause) Anihaab! But mine was so different that day.....
Anihabba: What does it mean Asiya?...... What was wrong with your eye?........I mean.......
Asiya: (In verifying his feeling) Didn’t you really remember what I felt that day Anihaab?.........
Anihabba: What was your feeling Asiya?......Please tell me Asiya....
Asiya: (Very soft) What a day Anihaab!.......You know what, I thought as if my heart was beating differently from its normal way.........the day was really different...
Anihabba: Beating differently from its normal way?!........it must be from the suffocation and all those uncomfortable air........
Asiya: (In a bit annoying mood)..........You said suffocation and uncomfortable air?.......... (Murmuring).........Is that how you feel?.........
Jemal: (After calling the names of the cattle, he starts to call Asiya from far distance) … Asiya!...
Asiya፡ Yes Jemal!...
Jemal፡ After you’ve done your work, you will help me in my study, right?...
Asiya፡ (with empathy) Yes I will my dear.
Jemal: Thanks dear!... until then let me take care of my herds… (he calls his cow louder)
Asiya፡ What a good guy!...
Anihabba: (eagerly) Asiya, please just leave that and let’s continue what you already started...So please tell me what you felt that day?.......Please Asiya!.........
Asiya: (in a bit annoying mood).........Anyway leave it Anihaab! It is ok.......I will tell you some other day
Anihabba: (He seems he understood the mood) Why other day Asiya? Please Asiya... Please ..
Asiya: (Thinking a while and with mocking laugh) Hohohohhohoho! You Anihaab!.....how on earth you miss the silly things; while you are best known even for difficult challenges?.. Anihaab!...(Pause) (Mocking) what was a line of poem that your friend always reads .....(Line of the Poem)........
Anihaab!.....Anihaab!....Anihaab!.....Anihaab!....handsome the above all Hero
You Student role model the exceeding chap the silent killer of ladies by love
Jemal፡ (From a distance) I also can do poems Asiya!... can I recite for you?...
The bull is a fool the bull is a fool
How could he snooze while the heifer is awake
The bull is a fool the bull is a fool
How couldn’t he see the grass as it’s packed in front
The bull is a fool …
Asiya፡ (Laughing) What a mesmerizing poem my dear Jemal!... who taught you this?...
Jemal፡ (Happily) It’s from our teacher!... can I say another poem for you?...
Anihabba: (Annoyed) Hey Jemal!... that cow is heading to the neighbor’s compound…. Aren’t you going to bring it back? (Looking back at Asiya, in amusement) Asiya! You still remember this poem?......
Asiya: How couldn’t I...Anihaab?....how on earth....this is the poem I ought to write had not it been written by your friend.... .......
Anihabba: (Appreciating).....Ooooooo Asiya!.......
Asiya: You know Anihaab! You can’t imagine what I said the day I heard this poem.
Anihabba:-Did you rather try to start writing another different poem?....or what Asiya?... (At this point Anihabba notices his sister Shafiya is coming from other side and seems as if he is frightened) Asiya!...my sister, Shafiya is coming and it is good opportunity that I will introduce with you…
Asiya:-Which sister?...you mean the one who usually writes you a letter when we were in the campus?... (in hesitation) tell me Anihaba! ... Then who was writing a letter for you?
Anihabba: (His voice seems trembling) The one who write me a letter is ....Hasna......and this one is my older sister Shafiya.......(Thinking).....you know Shafiya is a very good sister of mine and she is........(Calls loudly) Shafiya!... Shafiya!........
Asiya: (In a teasing mood) Shafiya is your older sister, so who is Hasna then?.........
(Music).

Scene 2

Setting: Lunch time at Shafiya’s House
Action: Shafiya doing some house chores
FX: Dishes sounds and other house utensils ........
Characters: Shafiya, Anihabba, and Asiya,

Narration፡ It’s now 12 noon. We are inside Shafiya’s, Anihaba’s elder sister’s, house. Anihaba has brought his university friend Asiya to his sister’s house as a guest. Shafiya has also welcomed and comforted her guest of owner. Everybody is relaxed and enjoying their stay but this doesn’t last. Something happen which makes Asiya upset and the mood totally changes in the house. What happened?...Let’s tune in together and find out what happens…

Asiya: (Soft and polite way) Wow Anihaab! Shafiya looks like you!......What a similarity!.....she even has the same beautiful eyes like you have. (Smiling).......really God has rewarded you with an eye and good appearance.
Anihabba: It is true that Shafiya is good looking and has beautiful eyes .........as to the good looking and the appearance part, I think we look like my Father Ga’as.
Asiya: So from where did you get the beautiful eyes?......(Shafiya comes in)....
Shafiya: (Slow and soft but seems suspicious) O.......K Asiya! How are you then?........I think you both knew each other well.....
Asiya: Yes we are learning in the same campus .......that‘s why......
Shafiya: (Smiling says to Asiya) Asiya, you're hungry, right?.... as you know, normally we don’t prepare lunch. We just started preparing food Anihaba told us that you are coming.…
Asiya፡ (Astonished) really?...am I imposing?...
Shafiya፡ Not at all!... Hasna is also helping us…Hasna!......Hasna!......please Hasnaye! (Hasnaye-friendly way of calling) is the food ready?...
Anihabba: (Startled) Is Hasna here Shafiya?... (Hasna walks over)
Hasna: Here it is Shafiya. I brought all the food.
Shafiya: You know what Hasna! Anihabba came with his guest. Anihabba, why don’t you introduce Asiya to Hasna?.... (It seems as if Anihabba is in awkward situation).
Anihabba: Where were you Hasna?....are you.....(Anihabba’s awkward condition)......or...So shall I bring milk?....
Hasna: (Smiling).....No......No.....Anihabba!....I will bring the milk. I have already prepared it. (She leaves)
Anihabba: (Unexpected)...........O....k!....But let me help and .......(He leaves)......
Shafiya: O....K Asiya! You’ve told me that you and Anihabba are in the same university?....does this mean you knew each other long time ago?..... .
Asiya: (Thinks a while)Ye.....s it is before three years ago that we came to know each other.
Shafiya: (Appreciative and suspicious tone) Really it is nice........you eat and live together within the same university?......Ahaaaaa!......
Asiya: Yes our campus is so vast and huge that it accommodates many students......(Thinks a while)..... Even though we are in the same campus, Anihaab learns Human Medicine and I learn Veterinary Medicine.
Shafiya: You said you are a doctor for cattle ?.........what does it mean?
Asiya: (laughing) .......... Yes it is like that.........it is a Doctor to Animals. (Laughing) that’s why I came here to your village to work as an apprentice animal health worker to get experience for my degree.
Shafiya: (Still hesitating to accept) Ahaaaaa!.You mean you are going to give medication for animals when they became sick?..... (Anihabba comes in). It is really amazing.....
Asiya: You know Shafiya! When animals feel sick, we treat them as per our profession to the point where we could find the root causes of the diseases......You get my point Shafiya?....
Shafiya: (Astonished mood) Doctor for animals?!........so you are going to heal those sick castles and save them from dying?.......
Asiya፡ Yes! ... But I’m not delivering the treatment by myself. We deliver the treatment and the injection to the animals working with other professionals from the governmental health stations...
Anihabba: (He is happy Because He thinks that Shafiya and Asiya are in good mood) It is really nice that you are chatting as if you knew each other for a long time.
Asiya: Shafiya is such a wonderful sister Anihaab!......she is so lovely and friendly in such a way that she makes me feel at home. (Pause) You know what Anihaab! Shafiya even tries to grasp my profession.....(Laughing).........
Shafiya: (Little bit timid) she told me that her education is about healing animals....and after that I said to her that that she is going to be Animal Doctor. (Laughing)......
Anihabba: (Laughing together) Bravo Shafiya my sister!......Bravo!......it is true that one who learns about animals and going to heal animal is Animal Doctor. ......and the one going to heal human being (Mocking to proud) like me is Human Doctor......Dr Anihaba Ga’as!......but this comes after the tiresome four years.
Asiya: (With pride).......Yes it is true that he is going to be a Doctor after four years. ...is that not Dr Anihaab?.......
Shafiya: (Seems surprised) What...after four years?........are you going to be a doctor after four y...e...a…r..s Anihaab?........ Let it be ........
Anihabba: But in order to reach over there, it would not be so simple to even tackle the transportation,.....pocket money,......and so many others.....
Asiya: It is obvious that money is so important in order to tackle those problems, but I know that you are above those all problems Dr Anihaab!
Shafiya: (Think A While)............You will be a Doctor after four years?.....But you know what, I think my Dad thinks differently........He wants you to have a family...and ......
Asiya: (Hurry) You mean your Dad needs him to marry as soon as possible or......is it true Anihaab!?.....Have they decided yet Anihaab!?..
Shafiya: (Smiling Tone) Is “Anihaab” (Tries to Imitate) is your way of calling to Anihabba?....You always call him Anihaab?.........
Asiya: I used to call him Anihaab! Even in university......is that not Anihaab?.....
Shafiya: Really nice! (Laughing) (Seems to go outside-to Kitchen).......O......k!...let me go to kitchen and help Hasna ....please have fun I will come back (breathes deep and long, tired)
Anihabba: (he notices how she is breathing and calls her name, worried) Shafiya!...What is wrong with you?........You seem a bit tired. what is that Shafiya ?...Are you busy always?.......
Shafiya: Did I tell you that I’m tired?.....Or what else do you know about me?.......don’t worry about me.....
Anihabba: I mean if you are too busy in house hold chores..
Shafiya: It is ok my brother (She leaves).
Asiya: I’ve also observed this symptom on Shafiya while she was sitting. I heard a sound like a bit sickly......... just like tiredness.........Don’t worry Anihaab! Nothing will happen to her ....
Anihabba: (Thinking a while) I feel like she is so busy ... And you know what, Shafiya doesn't want to tell her problem even to me........
Asiya: (Conscious inquiry) But if she is so busy, Hasna is here to help and to do everything Shafiya likes......As long as Hasna is beside Shafiya, I don’t think Shafiya will be so much in trouble as you try to justify. ........What do you think Anihaab?....
Anihabba: (keeps silent)............Murmuring
Asiya፡ I thought Hasna is hired to help your sister…
Anihabba: (Hurry) No...No...No...She is not a maid; we were together from our child hood....she is our relative........
Asiya: (Mocking mood) Really?.....You said she is .................
Anihabba: (Seems as if he is confused and in perplex)..I....I......I...you know.....She is....we were together......my father and her mother is like.....
Asiya: (Conscious inquiry).......So if you are relative what hinders her not to be Shafiya’s maid or work as a worker for Shafiya?.........
Anihabba: (Terrified-he couldn’t say anything normal) I...I mean she is like my sister.....
Asiya: (Annoying tone) Is she not the one who always write you a letter?.......(Pause) (Mocking)....You brought up together like sister and brother?......
Anihabba: (Slow tone)......You know what Asiya!.....
Asiya: (Annoying tone) Anihaab!...Is there something behind what you call relative or childhood?...
(Music)

Scene 3

Setting: At Ga’as’ House
Action: Ga’as looking after two of the pregnant Cows
FX: Cows sound, Rooster (pullet) , ........
Characters: Ga’asa, Anihabba , and Asiya,

Narration፡ We still haven’t left the village. We will go to Anihabba’s father, Ga’as house. Anihabba has introduced Asiya to his father. She tells him about her field of study and the reason she came to the village and they start chatting. As they chat, Ga’as in advertently says something. Asiya gets shocked hearing the words that came from Ga’as. What could the words be? Lets tune in together!...

Ga’as: (Ga’as is talking to a pregnant cow in the house compound)........you are so pregnant and going to give birth by next ten or fifteen days. It is good you are going give additional milk to my family.......(Thinking).......but what is your problem my cow? You look a bit sickly........
Anihabba: (Anihabba is coming from outside talking to his father)............Dad...!....Dad! I brought you a guest today.........
Ga’as: (Proudly tone) Wonderful then (Maasha’allah!)........As a saying goes, guest is God’s foot and my home is God’s Home.....Maasha’allah!....come in please.......My home is filled with everything....come in please!........
Asiya: (Slow and diplomatic tone)......AssalamuAleykum!...I am Asiya!...
Ga’as፡ I am Ga’as!... Asiya- how are doing?......how is the family?.....How are relatives ......Livestock are doing?.........
Ga’as: (Proudly tone)...........Thanks to Allah! (Alhamdulillaah!)....Allah rewarded us with all what we need.....Full health to work, cattle to milk and all other things to enjoy....Alhamdulillaah! .......We are doing nice ......So how are you my child? .
Asiya: I am fine thanks Allah (God).....
Anihabba: Dad!... What’s wrong with this Cow?.....Why you keep it in a nearby compound ?.... (As if he talks to himself) It looks like as if it is in shortage of feed; I think experiencing a chronic disease.
Ga’as: (Laughing)......Don’t you see that it is pregnant? Where is your education that you always boast of your knowledge?......you can simply see that the cow is pregnant….?!
Asiya: (Smiling tone)......Of course yes...it looks like it is pregnant.......but.......but.........
Ga’as: (Proudly tone) You are simply nagging without even inviting your guest come into the house…(Calls out loudly) Jemal…. Jemal am talking to you… (Angrily) put down your notebook and go and get some milk for the guest!... (talks to himself) Oh Jemal!... he leaves the cattle just to be with a useless notebook?... you won’t bring me anything by wasting your time in school like your brother?... (turns to Asiya, abashed) sorry daughter… You said your name is Asiya.....Masha’allah!.....and…?...
Anihabba: (Hurry)......We are studying together in the same university.......She is studying veterinary at the university and she is working over the break as an apprentice animal health worker to get experience for her degree......
Ga’as: (Murmuring as if he is talking to himself) Animal health worker?.......Ahaaaaa?!
Anihabba: And she is staying with her Aunt here in our village.
Ga’as: (Suspicious tone) You are studying together in the same University?........(Appreciating)......OOOOOOO! In this case she must be strong lady!....
Jemal፡ (calls out his father from afar/like kids call their fathers in a loving way)
Ga’as፡ (Seriously) Yes?...
Jemal፡ Asiya told me she loves “milk”.
Ga’as፡ (Startled) which Melik?... the teacher?...
(Anihabb, Asiya and Jemal laugh hard)
Asiya፡ (Laughing) it is in English… he meant to say milk!...
Ga’as፡ (Annoyed) just forget your nonsense and bring her the milk!...
Anihabba: You know Dad!....Her Aunt lives here in our village......you know her well....(Thinks a while).... she is Fatuma Abdullahi.....
Asiya: As my aunt is living here for a long time, I think they knew each other ....
Ga’as: (Hurried and suspicious tone) Ahaaaaaaa!?.......That is why she came and told me that she has a gust from the city?!. (Pause)...Ahaaaaaaaaa!....So you mean Asiya comes to work as animal health worker?.......
Asiya: (She seems as if she is happy) y.....e......s.......! As an apprentice animal health worker.
Ga’as: (Suspicious Tone)....But your aunt told me that you are Animal Doctor not that you are studying together with my Anihabba!.......
Anihabba: (Hurry-trying to change the mood)......yes you are right Dad!......You see Dad!..She came here to work over the break as an apprentice animal health worker to get experience for her degree...
Ga’as: (Annoying tone)........Is she going to be a Doctor for our livestock (Herds)?...(Pause-Mocking) Is that all what you study in University is being a Doctor for Animals?.......I know that my boy Anihabba is studying human medicine.....Is that not Anihabba?....
Asiya: Yes it is true Anihaab is studying medicine. And I’m studying animal health science....
Ga’as: (Annoying tone and mocking) You are studying animal health education?......What is wrong with animals for you to study their health?... (Mocking) Treating animals when they are sick you mean?...(Laughing).....
Anihabba: (Shocking tone)......Dad!.......you know what!...animals also need health works whenever they become sick.....and.......
Ga’as: (Mocking laugh).......And what?......You mean for animals who can’t talk ......what a pity!......Never try to communicate this things that you came here as animal health worker...Ok!?...You better stay here peacefully and let your break be nice. (Tries to go outside). Let me see if your Mom is back....(FX-Cow)......
Asiya: Anihaab!....You know what......the cow is not only pregnant but it is lonely......I was thinking about what to do?...... don’t you see that it is very depressed,.
Anihabba: What do you mean Asiya?...........(Ga’as is Back).....
Ga’as: (Curious) Anihabba! .....you said that you are studying together with Asiya?.....and you are left with four long years to finish......
Asiya: God willing! He will graduate after four years.
Anihabba: Y...e......s.... I will be a Doctor after four challenging years. (Proudly tone) Dr Anihabba Ga’as!.....I will make you proud Dad!......
Jemal፡ Here is your milk Asiya!... I will bring you more when you finish!...
Asiya፡ (Happily) Thank you my dear Jemal!...
Ga’as: (Thinking A While) It is true that education is good...... you know my boy! The education you get from a long time until today is enough for you......you have a good knowledge.....(Thinking)........but one thing I need you to know is that I’m getting old and weak........ It is you who must take over the responsibility of the family .......Whom do you think manage these all herds?......
Anihabba: Y....e....s.....Dad!....Every things will be ok after I finish my education..
Ga’as: (Mocking Laugh)..........you are kidding Anihabba! Four years is too long for a man like me getting old......
Anihabba: You know Dad! If you fulfill everything for my education until I finish, really four years is too short and I will be strong in my education. And… (Proudly tone).....After I became Doctor Anihabba Ga’as.........
Asiya: Yes four years is too short .....What matters is the ups and downs ......Anihaab is going to be a Doctor after four years....(Sipping the milk happily) this milk is delicious!...
Anihabba: (As if he is talking to himself) As long as you give some money to assist myself in different educational.......
Ga’as: Are you justifying the long four years Asiya? (thinking for a while) You know Anihabba!.....it is a time for you to marry and make family..... What else you think is better than establishing a family and helping me in all aspects?..... This little kid is all we’ve got!...
Jemal፡ (Feeling down) What?... am I not a grown up?... I’ve turned nine!...
Ga’as: (He scolds Jemal) Stop your nonsense and go to your cattle!... (breathes angrily) I am telling you Anihabba!... Leave the joke you tell about you wanting to be a doctor and…
Anihabba: (Annoying tone)......Are you telling me that I should stay here with you without finishing my education Dad?... (Murmuring).
Ga’as: Anihabba!......Have you ever think of your age that you are going to cross the line?...This is the age at which you should marry and start living a real life and help me ..
Anihabba: (Emotional tone) Dad!...Helping a family could be so simple after my education.... I think our family will become strong economically after I become a Dr and everything will have a solution. Dad!..... .
Jemal፡ (with a sad voice) When I grow up, I want to be a doctor like Anihabba!...
Ga’as፡ (Shouts angrily) You? A doctor!...Get out of my face!...
Anihabba፡ (Frowning) What did he do to you?...Leave him alone and just talk with me…
Asiya: (Slow tone-trying to reconcile) Anihaab!... please Anihaab! Don’t be emotional ok!...
Ga’as: (Annoyed tone) Have you ever said anything useful?... You have nothing else to say…..except talking about University…..education…money blah blah day in and day out!... (laughs at him) listen to me son… I am not going to give you a single penny for you to waste another four years!...
Anihabba፡ (Angrily) What?...
Ga’as፡ (Breathes deeply) I can’t believe what I am hearing!... forget thinking about me and your mom, aren’t you going to at least think about that poor lady? Hasna is waiting for you!....
Asiya: (Asiya gasp).........
Anihabba: (Anihabba talking slowly to himself) Hasna?... So what?...Everything will be after my education.
Asiya: (Shocking Tone) What Hasna..........? Anihaab!...........

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Narration: Our dear esteemed listeners! In our drama we think you enjoyed the story about Anihabba and Asiya, Does Anihabba feels the same as Asiya feels? The story also vividly depicts that Anihabba’s father Mr Ga’as wants Anihabba to drop out of medical school and stay in the village, while Anihabba remains committed towards his education, we have also seen that Anihabba’s sister Shafiya appears sick and tired and that Anihabba is worried. Finally, Asiya senses that Anihabba’s family wants him to marry Hasna.

Dear esteemed listeners! What do you think will come in the next episodes?.....Stayed tuned for next week..

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