A conversation with McCall Smith

Bame Moremong from BITC with McCall Smith. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Bame Moremong from BITC with McCall Smith. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Alexander McCall Smith has sold over 20 million copies of books telling a humble story of a Motswana woman living in Gaborone. Last week while in London, Britain Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES sat down with the legend in conversation to hear about the 20-year-old journey of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book series

“Do you know Mma Ramotswe?” Bogolo Kenewendo, Minister of Investment Trade and Industry, recalls that that was the first question she got from her host family when she moved to the US in 2008. 

Many Batswana who have travelled abroad, especially in the western world have dealt with this Mma Ramotswe question.

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