The Kalahari Typing School for Men Setting & Symbolism

Alexander McCall Smith
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Radio

Mr. Molefelo stole a radio from Mma Tsolamosese to pay for an abortion for his girlfriend.

Typewriters

Mma Makutsi borrows a dozen typewriters from the Botswana Secretarial School in order to open her Kalahari Typing School for Men.

Child's Catapult

Puso uses his catapult to kill a hoopoe bird. This action greatly upsets Mma Ramotswe and leaves her searching for answers throughout most of the novel.

Pictures

While visiting Mma Moffet, Mma Ramotswe looks at pictures from her childhood and is given one of her father to whom she was very close.

Essays

Mma Makutsi has her first typing class write essays to show their typing proficiency. One of these essays confesses a growing sense of affection for Mma Makutsi by one of her students.

Collection Letters

Mma Makutsi gets inspiration for her typing school while writing a collection letter for the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motor.

Little White Van

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