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Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006, Mary S. Lederer : book review

Volume 60, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



In this pioneering and informative book, Mary Lederer, an American literary scholar and former lecturer at the University of Botswana, provides a survey of novels written by foreigners and Batswana about the country. In an earlier chapter Lederer examines novels whose writers reflect the strengths and weaknesses of the changing national character of Botswana. A classic novel that Lederer uses extensively to compare and contrast with later novels by Batswana writers is South African statesman Sol Plaatje's , published in 1917.

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