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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Tears of the Giraffe

Alexander McCall Smith
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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Botswana - This is a nation in Africa that is the scene for the novel.

Zebra Drive - This is where the house of Mma Ramotswe is located.

Molepolole - This is located near Gaborone and is the site of the agricultural commune from which Michael Curtin disappeared.

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - This is the work place of Mma Ramotswe and is located in Gaborone near Kgale Hill.

Tlokweng - This is the workplace of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and is located in Gaborone.

Silokwolela - This is the...

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