One of the challenges that has faced Setswana for a long time is the unavailability of critical reviews of creative works written in Setswana. When a teacher or student needs reviews of books, plays or poetry there is nowhere they can turn to for material online. For those studying literature in English there are numerous places with criticisms of texts such as Sparknotes.com. We have created a Setswana website called TLATLANA at www.tlatlana.com which contains book reviews, in particular books which are in the school curriculum. The material in TLATLANA is contributed by teachers, educators and academics. Our hope is that more teachers will contribute material to TLATLANA. To contribute material one must email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TLATLANA doesn’t contain just book reviews. It also has grammar and cultural material. All this information is there primarily to support the teaching and research in the Setswana language. All material in TLATLANA is written in Setswana. The Botswana Daily News has done a story on TLATLANA. That story can be found here.