Seretse Khama and the making of Botswana

Botswana is not just the land of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but of Seretse Khama, hero of the film A United Kingdom (2016). Chief from the age of 4, Seretse married a white South Londoner in the teeth of opposition from the UK and South African governments and his own people. Botswana was one of the world’s poorest countries, but as its first president this man of many skills (and a sense of humour) set it on the road to being prosperous, peaceful and democratic. Local resident Prof. Charlie Harvey tells how.

Monday, 20 March 2017. 6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library.

Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.

No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.