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Botswana - Culture Smart!
Botswana - Culture Smart!

Botswana - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


200 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: March 2021

ISBN 9781787022560

Rights: WOR X IN, PK, NP, BT, BD, LK, & MV

Kuperard (Mar 2021)


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Culture Smart! guides offer a more meaningful experience abroad by informing foreign visitors to the values, attitudes, customs, and traditions of the country they are visiting; they also give readers the practical tools to take part in their new environment, to communicate effectively, form relationships, and avoid faux pas

Botswana is a country of contrasts. Culturally, the people are overwhelmingly Bantu, but with more than twenty different ethnic groups and over thirty languages spoken, the society is by no means homogeneous. Culture Smart! Botswana introduces you to the lives of the people. It looks at the history that has shaped the society and shows the importance of traditional customs and values for both travelers and businesspeople alike. It describes how the Batswana live, work, and play, and how to avoid the pitfalls of cultural misunderstanding.


"...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries,"

Global Travel

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,"

New York Times

"...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas,"


"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers,"

Sunday Times Travel

" useful as they are entertaining,"

Easy Jet Magazine

Author Biography

Originally from England, Mike Main has lived in West, East, Central, and Southern Africa for most of his life and is now, after twenty-five years there, a citizen of Botswana. In addition to a professional career specializing in leadership and team building, he is also a keen photographer and safari guide. He has written a number of books on southern Africa and is a committee member of Transparency International and The Botswana Society, and chairman of the Maru-a-Pula School Council and the Gaborone Music Society.