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Botswana's huge deposits of diamonds have made it one of many richest African nations on a in keeping with capita foundation. even if, greater than wealth, what has made Botswana a version nation in southern Africa is its lengthy culture of democratic rule, admire for ethnic and racial changes, freedom of the click, and governmental courses to help its voters. although Botswana has had its percentage of problems―including ecological failures comparable to drought― the spirit of its humans and their willingness, regardless of cultural ameliorations, to interact to beat such setbacks make this nation unprecedented. normal readers will discover a wealth of updated info on such subject matters because the legacy of Christian missionaries, in particular the well-known David Livingstone, society post-Independence, the original mixture of Christianity and ancestral religious practices, the AIDS quandary, initiation rites, neighborhood rule by means of chiefs, polygamy, livestock elevating, nutrition and beer, betrothal customs, schooling, exact video games, the imperative track and dance, and masses more.

The authors offer an intensive, one-stop source for studying a couple of major nation that has stayed peaceable regardless of the strife of neighboring South Africa and Angola, for instance. Narrative chapters by means of those insiders hide the land, humans, languages, schooling, economic climate, historical past, faith and worldview, literature and media, paintings and structure, food and standard costume, gender roles, marriage, and relations, social customs and way of life, and song and dance. pictures, a chronology, and a word list supplement the narrative.

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