Books set in Botswana (5)

Call and Response

Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
A richly drawn collection of stories about the lives of women navigating love, loss, tradition and independence in contemporary Botswana
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith EN

Rating: 4     74 Votes
Country: Africa / Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
THE SECOND BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where Precious gains a new family . . . Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is hoping to set up home with Mr J.L.B. Maketoni. But first she must deal with his scheming, misbehaving maid. She also has to confront the most difficult case of her career so far: that of an American who went missing ten years ago, and about whom all leads have long since dried up. Then there are not one, but two sudden additions to Mma's family . . .
Recommended: 26 Jan 2023


The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Botswana village tales about subjects such as the breakdown of family life and the position of women in this society.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith EN

Rating: 3.5     3289 Votes
Country: Africa / Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in thei... continue
Recommended: 23 Dec 2022


When Rain Clouds Gather : & Maru by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
When Rainclouds Gather: Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana, in the hope of leading a peaceful, purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman who is trying to modernise farming methods to benefit the community. The two outsiders join forces, but their task is fraught with hazards: opposition from the corrupt chief, the pressures of tradition, and the unrelenting climate ever threaten to bring tragedy. Maru: Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has lived her life under the loving protection of a ... continue
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

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