oa Botswana Notes & Records - To 'insult' or to 'teach'?: a reading of a Subiya nuptial song

Volume 31 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



This paper is in two parts: it briefly looks at some aspects of Botswana's linguistic situation which are necessary for appreciating the purpose of this paper; and provides an analysis of a Subiya nuptial song. The song's multiple meanings are isolated, demonstrating that the Subiya language has a rich corpus of literature, which need to be studied and preserved.

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