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Setswana proverbs within the institution of lenyalo [marriage]: A critical engagement with the bosadi [womanhood] approach

Itumeleng D. Mothoagae
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 36, No 1 | a1403 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v36i1.1403 | © 2015 Itumeleng D. Mothoagae | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 January 2015 | Published: 31 August 2015


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Abstract

Setswana proverbs point to the rich oral history of the Batswana people, their cosmology, morality, indigenous knowledge system, rituals, drama, sayings and memo scripts which are deeply embedded in memory. They emerged from reflections on existential experiences and animal behaviour. In her analysis of Proverbs 31:10

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