Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia
As a child, Julie dreamed of being somewhere else, of making a difference. Now, she can’t wait to meet the nuns she will live with and the children she will provide physiotherapy for in Ethiopia.
But Julie has trouble sticking to convent rules and soon finds herself wondering how much difference a single physio can make anyway.
When she takes a teaching role at a university, Julie finally feels closer to fulfilling her dreams – training Ethiopia’s first physiotherapists, treating paediatric patients, and losing her heart to a handsome colleague.
Then civil unrest reaches the university, forcing Julie’s students to choose between their safety and their future. When it comes to being a part of change, why do all steps feel like small steps?
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘While [Julie’s] experience is at the centre of Small Steps, it’s an experience of waking up to the difficulties of doing good, as opposed to spiritual fulfilment.’ Good Reading
City of Fremantle Hungerford Award (Shortlisted 2018)