Growing Up Sexually


BASARWA (Botswana)



Index Africa Botswana Basarwa


Also featured: G/wi, Hambukushu, Kgalagari, Nharo, Dobe Ju/’Hoansi, (Ba)Katla / (Ba)kgatla,; also®Subiya, ®Tswana, ®Atonga


A meagre note to go on, Tshireletso (2001:p179)[1] documents that


“Mme Mmalepone, a Khekhenye [Botswana] parent, talking about the sexuality of Basarwa girls explained, “sexual activity starts at an early age, certainly before puberty. Our children tell us hone ke basha (live in modern days). They live a different type of life from their parents.”















Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1]Tshireletso, L. (2001) Issues, Dilemmas And Prospects On The State Provision Of Education To Traditional Hunter-Gatherer Societies Of Botswana, African Study Monographs, Suppl. 26:169-83 []