I clicked „send“ before i really could reconsider my choice, that wasn’t actually a determination at all, but movements spurred by rage and sickness. Rob had been a 30-year-old teacher; I became a 26-year-old grad pupil.
We came across for the very first time at a Faculty Club celebration. We chatted quickly over gin and tonics, and then he asked us to help him with a course called “ the past history of contemporary Africa.“ I happened to be composing my dissertation on Turkey, but also for somebody as handsome as Rob, i possibly could teach Africa.
We designed a syllabus together, decided to go with books, found our shared adoration of Nobel Prize-winner J.M.