Tears of the Giraffe Setting & Symbolism

Alexander McCall Smith
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Botswana

Botswana is a nation in Africa that is the scene for the novel. Gaborone is the capital city.

Zebra Drive

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

Molepolole

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

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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

Tlokweng

Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is the workplace of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and is located in Gaborone.

Silokwolela

Silokwolela is the name of the agricultural cooperative located near Molepolole.

The House on Nyerere Drive

The House on Nyerere Drive is where Mma Badule is having an affair and where Mma Makutsi interviews the maids.

The House of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni

The House of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is located...

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