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Botswana's huge deposits of diamonds have made it one of many richest African international locations on a in step with capita foundation. notwithstanding, greater than wealth, what has made Botswana a version nation in southern Africa is its lengthy culture of democratic rule, recognize for ethnic and racial transformations, freedom of the click, and governmental courses to aid its electorate. even supposing Botswana has had its percentage of problems―including ecological mess ups comparable to drought― the spirit of its humans and their willingness, regardless of cultural ameliorations, to interact to beat such setbacks make this nation unheard of. common readers will discover a wealth of up to date info on such themes because the legacy of Christian missionaries, in particular the well-known David Livingstone, society post-Independence, the original combination of Christianity and ancestral religious practices, the AIDS difficulty, initiation rites, neighborhood rule by way of chiefs, polygamy, livestock elevating, nutrients and beer, betrothal customs, schooling, detailed video games, the indispensable song and dance, and lots more and plenty more.

The authors supply a radical, one-stop source for studying a couple of major nation that has stayed peaceable regardless of the strife of neighboring South Africa and Angola, for instance. Narrative chapters through those insiders hide the land, humans, languages, schooling, economic system, background, faith and worldview, literature and media, artwork and structure, delicacies and standard costume, gender roles, marriage, and kin, social customs and way of life, and track and dance. photographs, a chronology, and a word list supplement the narrative.

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