Granny's tales inspire Mavuna

Mavunau00e2u20acu2122s current book is titled Married With Secrets
Mavunau00e2u20acu2122s current book is titled Married With Secrets

Children who grew up in large families under the care of grandparents had a privilege of being told beautiful tales by the fire at night.

This was a norm for many extended families in Botswana as it was part of entertainment.

The story-telling nights shaped many young people into responsible adults. Those were the days when there was hardly any television sets and only a few households managed to buy one. Pako Mavuna, a 34-year-old Kalanga man from Goshwe village was lucky enough to be one of the people who had the pleasure of growing in an extended family and enjoyed his grandmother’s stories. Mavuna is now convinced he was born a storyteller.

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