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Recommended books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Botswana. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.


Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
A richly drawn collection of stories about the lives of women navigating love, loss, tradition and independence in contemporary Botswana
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022


Cry of the Kalahari by Owens, Mark and Delia EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
Recommended: 27 Sep 2023


Far and Beyon’ by Unity Dow EN

Rating: 3.5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
For Mara, mother of four, sole provider for her family, life has never been easy. In a community that relies upon traditional magic to cure AIDS, and blames bad luck upon a bewitching curse, women carry a heavy burden as the world changes around them. But in modern Botswana, the tensions are growing as more and more young people adopt white ways and challenge the heavily divided structure of African society. For Mara, it is her children's dismissal of all the ancient magicks that have held families together for generations; for her son Stan it is the opportunities represented by his white teac... continue
Recommended: 02 Jan 2018


When Rain Clouds Gather : & Maru by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
When Rainclouds Gather: Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana, in the hope of leading a peaceful, purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman who is trying to modernise farming methods to benefit the community. The two outsiders join forces, but their task is fraught with hazards: opposition from the corrupt chief, the pressures of tradition, and the unrelenting climate ever threaten to bring tragedy. Maru: Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has lived her life under the loving protection of a ... continue
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

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