Mating Setting & Symbolism

Norman Rush
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Garborone

The capital city of Botswana contains a large white population of diplomats, business people, tourists, missionaries, game hunters, and tourists from around the world. Largely developed by whites in the 1960's the city reflects little of African tradition and looks more like a southwestern American college town where English is the official language.

Because the cultures are so different there is little social interaction between whites and native Batswana. This misunderstanding is probably both the reason for and the result of the racism and guilt. The Batswana are not eager to intermingle with the whites in control of their country or to teach them about native culture. The mostly transitory groups of European whites poorly understand the customs and history of the native tribes.

Tsau

Nelson Denoon's seemingly successful social experimental village is set up to run on cooperative labor with women as landowners and government. Nelson...

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