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The Colors of All Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

Writing: 4.5/5 Plot: 3/5 Characters: 3/5

Another installment (number 19) of the Botswana-based, No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. In this episode, Mma Ramotswe is persuaded to run for a seat on the Gabarone City Council in order to prevent the “Big Fun Hotel” from gaining council approval while simultaneously helping the victim of a hit and run accident— who happens to be an old friend of her father’s. 159 more words

Book Review

My plea for a better, dignified education system for all  Batswana

This letter is written from a human rights point of view. If you hear any politics in it, it is because politics permeate every aspect of our lives. 1,688 more words


Reading my way across Africa

Somewhere recently while posting a review on Goodreads of a book I had just finished I stumbled across a list of ‘recommended books about Africa’ on Listopia. 902 more words

My business journey

I want to do it with a soul…

My relationship with entrepreneurship is maiden. I had travelled to Tanzania in October – and I was not looking, but would, during free time, allow myself to experience Dar es Salaam. 625 more words



I never thought the difference would be so obvious…

until I visited the Melbourne Zoo after…

seeing the same animals roaming free in

Botswana and Kruger National Park. 7 more words



by-The Grey Pumpkin

the roses you left
smell politely of you
even long –
long after the sun has dried them to crisp
your scent still lingers… 80 more words


Friday Feels: Frustration

Hello fellow human. I hope your week has been well. This week I wish to share one of the few encounters I’ve had with frustration. Albeit, this story doesn’t hit 10 on the Blood-Boil-O-Meter, but anyone that as ever been in a situation where nobody understands one another, knows there aren’t enough letters in the alphabet to describe how you feel, though you can come pretty close. 1,374 more words