Snapshots of a Wedding Discussion Questions

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What motivates Kegoletile to marry Neo rather than Mathata? Are these motivations the same as or different from Neo's motivations in marrying Kegoletile?

What kind of woman is Neo's aunt? Might there be more underlying her attitude toward Neo than simple annoyance with Neo's arrogance? What does Neo represent that upsets her aunt so?

Compare and contrast Neo and Mathata. Is either one happier than the other? Who is more confident and secure? What does each represent in the context of the culture of the village?

Chinua Achebe's short story "Vengeful Creditor" also explores differences between educated and uneducated, traditional and modern in contemporary Africa. Compare the character of Mrs. Emenike in Achebe's story to that of Neo in "Snapshots of a Wedding."

Research the history of Botswana in the mid- to late twentieth century, particularly the large migration of the young people from the village...

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