Unpacking Africans� skewed perceptions of nakedness and dress �indecency�

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In November last year, local poet Berry Heart caused quite a stir with the dress she wore to the BOMU awards. Her outfit was stunning but the dress was nothing out of this world. If you read and watch entertainment news, you would have probably seen similarly revealing frocks draped on the figures of international female celebrities. But I bet most people didn’t anticipate that a local woman would dress so boldly. After all, Batswana women are “conservative and shy” right?

A confident woman, who pushes boundaries and does what she wants, when she wants, still makes some people uncomfortable, particularly the insecure and low self-esteemed types. The assumption of such a woman is often that she is a rebel or attention seeker. 

While not everyone found Berry Heart’s outfit tasteful, we must agree that she broke a record. How many so-called local celebrities have found themselves on the front page of two different newspapers in the same week? 

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