As a freelance writer for many years, it's sometimes interesting to travel back in time to some of my earliest features, many of which, were written for overseas journals and magazines. As Botswana has been in the news lately, I was wondering how its national magazine Sa'adia is faring? At the end of the 90s, I was commissioned to work on the launch edition, providing both short stories and non-fiction features for this super consumer journal which was a huge success. This launch cover introducing Mpule Kwetagobe, Miss Botswana 2000 was photographed by Mariam Gillan and editor Lizette Jonker.
It was a pleasure to meet up with MD Comfort Smith in London a few years later and I couldn't resist taking a snap of her and my favourite TV gardener Bob Flowerdew - think this was at the Royal Horticultural Hall in Westminster.
|TV Gardener Bob Flowerdew and Managing Director of Sa'adia Magazine Comfort Smith|