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Bobana

BotswanaGaborone, Botswana

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December 20, 2010

Bobana Badisang

About Me: 

Bobana E.G Badisang - MA, (Library and information Systems -UCL), PG.Dip. Info Studies (London) PG.Dip.LIS, BA English & Environmental Science, Dip. Education (Botswana)

Biodata:
Bobana is a professional Documentalist, Library and Information worker who did graduate studies at the Universities of London and North London (Metropolitan University of London) respectively, where she researched extensively on Publishing, Media and the Book Trade; Indexing and Abstracting; and Bibliographic Databases after completion of Bachelors Degree in English and Environmental Science, a Diploma in Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (University of Botswana). She is currently reading for a Masters Degree in Education in the University of Botswana. She is a published literary fiction author who writes in English and Setswana languages. She has edited works and series for Macmillan Botswana and Mmegi Publishing House. She has also produced annotated bibliographies / discographies on Drug Abuse; African Children’s Folktales; Botswana’s Environment; and Women and Gender Issues in Botswana and Adult Education in Botswana. She writes weekly newspaper articles on cultural, creative writing predominantly on environmental and gender issues for Naledi in Mmegi on a freelance basis. She has been a book reviewer columnist in Botswana’s Flair Magazine and freelanced for Mokgosi Newspaper. Her poetry has been published in an anthology of African Verse (Millemium Moment) and in Mokwadi, the Journal of the University of Botswana Writers Workshop. She is a literacy, cultural and environmental activist who is one of the driving forces in creative writing in Botswana. She is currently employed as Education Faculty Liaison Librarian at the University of Botswana. Bobana is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Science Professionals (CILIP, London), Writers Association of Botswana (WABO), Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana), former chairperson of the Botswana Library Association, a trustee, Mmegi Publishing Trust; National Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee, member of Emang Basadi (Women’s Movement) and the Reading Association of Botswana. She takes social responsibility seriously, using her own resources to mentor, sponsor and empower some less fortunate relatives to pursue further education towards a brighter future.

My Passions: 
Creative writing, public education on environmental and gender issues and creating equal access to knowledge and information
My Challenges: 
Re-packaging information for semi-literate communities and making my Setswana Language weekly press articles accessible to ordinary women and men.
My Vision for the Future: 
Organising young people to write their own life stories for publication and equal access to knowledge
My Areas of Expertise: 
Library and Information worker -"Informationist", Bibliographic work - Abstracting and indexing, Information Literacy and dissemination and Publishing
My Languages: 
English, Setswana

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