Botswana's artistic talent begs to be nurtured

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Botswana is not only rich in its diamonds and cattle, but in its languages, which the scholar Herman Batibo, in his well-researched book on African languages in 2005, effectively argues is valuable social capital. I can't agree more, writes visiting American professor SONJA DARLINGTON as she pays homage to Mmegi's own artistic sprout Tomeletso Sereetsi

A side from its diverse languages, among them being Sebirwa and Setswapong, Botswana needs to have its wealth wisely distributed in a diversified portfolio, which includes investment in its languages and its arts.   Yet, some of Botswana's wealth is hidden in assets that need more public recognition in order to become better investments. 

Take, for example, the possibility of seeing some of Botswana's young generation of artists, writers and teachers as some of the best assets that this country has to offer. Sure money in the bank, money in diamonds, and money in cattle is attractive, but just imagine the potential that some of the most creative young Botswana such as Tomeletso Sereetsi, Moratiwa Molema and Bono Mmusi offer. 

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