Reflections on Child, Early and Forced Marriages: Anecdotes from Botswana is a compilation of 20 short stories written by 20 girls from fi ve secondary schools in Maun. The schools are Tsodilo Junior Secondary School, Moeti Junior Secondary School, Sedie Junior Secondary School, Tshwaragano Junior Secondary School and Maun Senior Secondary School.
The girls tackled the stories from various angles of the theme, depicting the different ways by which early and forced marriages affect the African child. Set in the normal everyday life we all experience, the stories span across social classes, painting an assortment of moods within which the potent messages are submerged.
The stories limn a common concern from the writers: a call-out for the abolition of CEFM’s.
Through their child voices, we enter into the vehicles of powerful storytelling and experience a fast-paced journey of sorrow, pain, hate, fear, anger, regret and, of course, love. She slapped me hard on the face... DOWNLOAD HERE.