No Mother Tongue Pride Among Batswana

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Setswana language novelist and also Dikgang Publishing MD, Titus Mbuya has decried lack of interest in the mother tongue among Botswana citizens.

Mbuya, who has penned two Tswana novels told a gathering at the annual National Mother tongue day celebrated in Molepolole that Batswana are not buying Setswana novels and instead prefer to buy western novels and watch foreign television content.

Mbuya, also a member of Molepolole's Kgari Sechele museum, decried that Botswana has been left behind by the likes of Namibia in the promotion of the mother tongue, saying as a result many mother tongues spoken in Botswana are fast disappearing.

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