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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




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



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


  • 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 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!

  • Written in 1960-1962

  • Published in 1993


  • Short summary novel 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!

  • Main themes:

    Apartheid segregation

    Poverty

    Forbidden love

  • Symbolism

  • Comparison with Maya Angelou

    ‘’I know why the caged bird sings’’


The character mouse miriam
The character MOUSE 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!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’’


  • Johnny to Mouse: 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!

  • ‘’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 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!exercise series


Sources
sources 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!

  • 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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