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SERETSE KHAMA 1921-1980 by Neil Parsons, Willie Henderson, and Thomas Tlou (the first president of Botswana)

MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN DEMOCRAT BY Quett Ketumile Masire and Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. (the second president of Botswana)

A MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE by Michael Dutfield  (the first president’s marriage and related political issues)

SERETSE AND RUTH by Wilf and Trish Mbanga (same marriage)


MARU by Bessie Head

FAR AND BEYON’ by Unity Dow (the first female High Court Judge)

THE HEAVENS MAY FALL by Unity Dow (ditto)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY by Andrew McCall Smith (the first of a series of novels about the lady detective, Precious Ramotswe)

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  • Educational overview of Gaborone

    Gaborone, despite its relatively small size, has school options for everyone…not that there are a lot of schools addressing expat needs or issues, but choices exist. One first sets priorities, e.g., curriculum, fees, religious preference or primary-secondary school combined, and the path to your options becomes fairly straight-forward. Find the school that fits your criteria, then visit that school. If you find it doesn’t feel “right,” re-assess. Definitely visit all the schools to assess the nuances of difference or “feel the vibe” before making your final decision. 

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