Writing in vernacular language preserves culture - linguistics

Panelists speaking during the Gaborone Book Festival Panel discussion on Friday PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Panelists speaking during the Gaborone Book Festival Panel discussion on Friday PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Gaborone Book Festival was back for the fifth year in a row this past week running from September 15-17 at various venues.

A panel discussion was held on Friday at Maitisong where author, Professor Rose Letsholo-Tafila explained that culture and language were intertwined.

She said it was hard for people to say who they are without language.

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