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Tuesday 17 October 2017, 13:02 pm.
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 16:38 pm
The problem with leadership in this country is that people who should be led are the ones leading or they want to lead when they should be led. Village Kgotlas have been ...
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 12:48 pm
Recently on Facebook a writer was complaining about the publishers in Botswana because the publisher told them that they would only consider publishing their novel if the...
Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:31 pm
I have somehow missed the Sarah Winman train. Her debut novel When God Was a Rabbit won awards all over and turned her into an international bestseller. Her second novel,...
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 18:20 pm
Almost four years later, this issue just won’t die and to this day, we are still going around in circles. Although quiet about this issue, the nation doesn’t find this am...
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:34 am
In the past few months I’ve had three instances where people around the world (two in USA and one in Nigeria) on the internet, used my writing without my permission. They...
Mon 25 Sep 2017, 16:43 pm
Pride, being over-confident or over-bearing is generally shunned. In life, it is better to be humble than to have a superiority complex. Invariably, pride not only brings...
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 15:38 pm
Recently, Minister Unity Dow suggested that students should be allowed to bring and use their smart phones in school. The thought was that in this modern age such devices...
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 16:25 pm
Humans, according to research, are programmed to be selfish, maniacal being incapable of thinking of anyone but themselves. We may live in the 21st century, but as it tur...
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 13:22 pm
Lately I think most people who have been paying attention to such things have been hearing a lot about the basic income grant. Around the world pilot programmes are being...
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 16:54 pm
A week ago we received great news. The news was that about 25 boys had been arrested. This piece of news was celebrated especially in Gaborone.
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 16:22 pm
A group of academics in Gaborone have put together an exciting book, Women, Writing Botswana, an anthology covering the writing of women in Botswana.
Fri 01 Sep 2017, 14:25 pm
amaBooks is a respected publisher located in Bulawayo. They’ve published work by some of the most well-known Zimbabwean writers including Tendai Huchu, John Eppel, NoViol...
Mon 28 Aug 2017, 16:53 pm
So you were cheated on? Congratulations, we all get cheated. Whether we want to admit it or not, cheating is an inescapable part of the human condition. Some of us are mo...
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 16:09 pm
In interviews and when I am on panels at literary festivals I am often asked about the importance of reading, especially for writers. For me it seems crazy that a person ...
Mon 21 Aug 2017, 16:31 pm
In my humble opinion, and mine is just an opinion and nothing cast in stone, Pilane is in fact more powerful than Ndaba. In case you have been living under a rock and tot...
Fri 18 Aug 2017, 15:40 pm
Spring is here and it’s time to spruce things up with a few new markets for our writing. This time there are markets for your unpublished book manuscripts, horror short ...
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 16:07 pm
It is fair to say I have never come across a scenario anywhere in the Bible where two ladies were ever documented fighting over a man. Or I may have missed it. Yet, it is...
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:32 pm
I think that I’ve finally learned my lesson—writers cannot be organised. It’s much easier to herd cats than to get writers to a certain place, at a certain time, for a ce...
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:52 pm
Although being unique is one of humanity’s greatest gifts, it also seems to be man’s greatest flaws. When two parties have different views on a certain issue they often e...
Fri 04 Aug 2017, 14:55 pm
I am continuing with the discussion on the establishment of an Arts Council in Botswana. What can Arts Councils around the world teach us? Nearby we have the National Art...
Mon 31 Jul 2017, 17:06 pm
I googled ‘’women giving men money” yesterday, google responded with a cheeky ‘did you mean women giving their mother’s money? Then I expanded my search, because it is th...
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 15:37 pm
We hear a lot of talk about how the arts can ‘diversify’ our economy. In most cases when I hear someone say that it makes me sad. Yes, artists should be able to live fr...
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 16:03 pm
Life is a journey, not a destination. Cliché saying, yet so true. Life, as I discover as I go, is as much about how you get where you’re going as where you go. Also, livi...
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 15:22 pm
Some years ago when the President’s Day Competitions were just starting out I sat in a meeting with a variety of artists from various fields to discuss some policy on the...
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 pm
While women are by no means immune from lustful temptation, men struggle with such temptations to a much greater degree. Far more men commit adultery than women.
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