Gaborone - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

I do not recommend the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency to learn about Botswana; it's like watching King Kong to learn about New York. Instead, watch/read the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency for pleasure because it is cute, but has very little to do with Botswana. - Dec 2023

Everyone said the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I have never read the books, but I thought I would continue with the tradition. My bet is that no one who recommended the series read it either :-). - Jul 2019

The Movie "A United Kingdom" provides some historical background of the country.

The "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" books, and TV series, though fiction, provide some cultural context. - Apr 2017

Everyone recommends the ladies detective agency books. Those are good and a good representation of the slow pace. The Michael Stanley mystery books are similar. - Jul 2016

None. No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Alexander McCall Smith) makes for entertaining fiction, but is just that -- fiction -- not based on any real experience to be found in Botswana. Do not mention this series to locals, they resent it. - Jul 2013

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 5-Book Boxed Set, The Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Kama and His Nation, Deadly Harvest: A Detective Kubu Mystery . - Apr 2013

--Alexander McCall Smith's "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series of mystery novels.--"Whatever you do, Don't Run" by Peter Allison--"Twenty Chickens for a Saddle" by Robin Scott--"Place of Reeds" by Caitlin Davies--"The Colour Bar"(bio of Botswana's first President Seretse Khama)-- - Jun 2010

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