Forthcoming FoDL events

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.” 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)
SeretseKhamaset it on the road to being prosperous, peaceful and democratic.

Local resident Prof. Charlie Harvey tells how. Charles Harvey first taught in Africa at the University of Zambia (1967-72). He was a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex) from 1972 to 2002, with secondments to the Bank of Botswana, Williams College in Massachusetts, and a research institute in Botswana (1996-2001). Among other publications, he edited a book of essays on the economy of Botswana (1982) and co-wrote a book on Botswana’s economic development (1990).

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

Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.

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