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Aspects of the English speaking world. Georgette Petit Kelly van Donk 0812152. Contents. History, geography, culture Language issues and linguistic features Literature in Botswana Bessie Head The Cardinals Looking for a Raingod + exercise series. The chosen country.

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Aspects of the english speaking world

Aspects of the English speaking world

  • Georgette Petit

  • Kelly van Donk 0812152


Contents

Contents

  • History, geography, culture

  • Language issues and linguistic features

  • Literature in Botswana

  • Bessie Head

  • The Cardinals

  • Looking for a Raingod + exercise series


The chosen country

The chosen country

  • Botswana


History geography culture

History, geography, culture


History

History

  • Former Botswana

  • Botswana in the 19th century

  • Botswana in the 20th century


Geography

Geography

  • Surrounding countries

  • Capital of Botswana

  • Inhabitants

  • Climate

  • Infrastructure

  • Economy


Culture

Culture

  • Food

  • Traditions

  • Greeting

  • Handshake

  • Clothing

  • Marriage and family


Language issues and linguistic features

Language issues and linguistic features

  • Spoken languages

  • Education

  • Geography and language

  • English and status


Literature in botswana

Literature in Botswana


Unity dow 1959

Unity Dow (1959)

  • Judge and human rights activist

  • Themes: struggles between western and traditional values

  • Titles:

  • Far and Beyon’ 2000 (sexual abuse)

  • The screaming of the innocent 2002/2003

  • Juggling Truths 2003

  • The heavens may fall 2006


Patrick van rensburg 1931

Patrick van Rensburg (1931)

  • African educationalist and anti- apartheid activist

  • Themes:education in Africa

  • Titles:

  • Guilty Land 1962

  • Report from Swaneng Hill 1974

  • The Serowe Brigades: Alternative education 1978

  • Atlas of African affairs 1962


Other botswana writers

Other Botswana writers

  • Barolong Seboni

  • Moteane Melamu

  • Thomas Tlou

  • Andrew Sesinyi

  • General themes/ genre

  • Educational

  • Informative

  • Struggles between tradition and western world


Bessie head

Bessie Head

  • Born on July 6 1937 in South Africa.

  • 1958 hired as only woman reporter for Golden City Post

  • 1960 ‘’mental illness’’

  • 1962 Bessie finishes Cardinals

  • 1964 leaves South Africa on an exit visa

  • Mental illness continues (schizophrenic)

  • Dies on april 17 1986


Aspects of the english speaking world

  • Africaners love that country possessively and it’s with a destructive kind of love that wants to crush and keep the loved thing all to itself. A land and a people can form that kind of affinity- just like a love between a man and a woman. It’s wonderful to love but, God knows, it must be tempered with a little bit of sanity. The whole world should not come to a full stop because someone loves something or someone!

  • Bessie Head


The cardinals

The Cardinals

  • Written in 1960-1962

  • Published in 1993


Aspects of the english speaking world

  • Short summary novel

  • Main themes:

    Apartheidsegregation

    Poverty

    Forbidden love

  • Symbolism

  • Comparison with Maya Angelou

    ‘’I know why the caged bird sings’’


The character mouse miriam

The character MOUSE Miriam

  • Intelligent

  • Smart

  • Hurt

    Quote on the slums Mouse used to live in:

  • ‘’Escape? I don’t think I was trying to escape. I wanted to learn how to read and write and it did not seem possible if I stayed here’’


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  • Johnny to Mouse:

  • ‘’Whoever distributed creative gifts did not intend you to use them doing work like this… either you stay home and become muck or you pull out before it’s too late’’


Looking for a raingod exercise series

Looking for a raingod exercise series


Sources

sources

  • Wikipedia

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_head

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Botswana_writers

  • Bessie head heritage page

  • http://www.bessiehead.org/biography/biography.htm

  • The Cardinals, Bessie Head ISBN 0435909673

  • Stories from around the world, ISBN


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