Lifestyle depicter preserves Botswana culture

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The first President of Botswana the late Sir Seretse Khama once said ‘Tshaba e se senang ngwao ke mo kang e latlhegileng (a nation without a culture is a lost one)’. While many others have abandoned the Setswana culture in pursuit of a western lifestyle, one artist from Kopong has decided to preserve Botswana culture and lifestyle through his artistry. Mmegi Staffer, MOMPATI TLHANKANE caught up with Goemeone Modisane, the Botswana lifestyle depicter

There is a saying that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ and the same can be said about Modisane’s work.  His paintings convey the different lifestyles of Batswana with just one still visual image.  His artwork has the ability to tell a story not known to the audience.

Modisane’s artwork inculcates Setswana culture onto the young people who have had the misfortune of growing up in an era dominated by globalisation and influence of the western culture.

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