Telling a story in not so many words

A story is more likely to be believable when told not in so many words. Where a forest of words are deployed to describe a situation that can be reduced to a few words, do not rule out the possibility of creativity and lies.

To buttress this point an expatriate English friend working in Gaborone had a routine of walking daily from his Brackenden Lodge to the Ministry of Education where he was plying his trade as a consultant. The distance was short and he could navigate it with relative ease in spite of his advanced age.

One of the days he accidentally met a young Motswana who was eking out a living as an informal trader. The economically struggling young man asked for financial assistance from the ‘seemingly opulent’ white stranger because a new baby was on the way.

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Women unite for progress

It underscores the indispensable role women play in our society, particularly in building strong households and nurturing families. The recognition of women as the bedrock of our communities is not just a sentiment; it's a call to action for all women to stand together and support each other in their endeavours.The society's aim to instil essential principles and knowledge for national development is crucial. By providing a platform for...

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