Gentle African Woman

Precious Ramotswe is the main character of the book No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. She is a black fat woman who lives in Botswana in Africa. She says in the book that her body built is traditional and not fat. She also is very kind and she has a good heart. Mma Ramotswe’s job is to solve people’s problems and mysteries and she is pretty good at it. She forms her own detective agency and that is what the story is all about.

As I already said Mma Ramotswe is an exelent detective, because of her job she knows the law and always tries to do the right choices, but she is not perfect. For exemple she screwed up one case, where she tried to prove that the client’s husband was not loyal for the client. Anyway Mma Ramotswe only wants good for the people and for her country, Botswana, which she loves so much. That is why she become the detective, for helping people.

For all the people Mma Ramotswe’s dearest friend was her father who dies at the begining of the book. Her father teached her everything about Botswana, Africa, people, everything. That is why she became much stronger person after her father past away. And during the book Mma Ramotswe grows a lot as a person and as a detective.

Challenging words:

  1. scale – asteikko
  2. hunch – aavistus
  3. apprenticeship – oppisopimuskoulutus
  4. shrilly – kimakasti
  5. ashtray – tuhkakuppi
  6. pacify – rauhoittaa

Mindmap of Mma Ramotswe


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mira Laitila
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 21:21:50

    The title describes the main character impressively. The adjectives could have been more challenging and versatile. You brought up few very interesting things about the character. The structure was fine but it might have been a little bit better if you had analyzed the character more than just told what she did in the book. There’s no quotes in the text but it don’t matter because you have described the character a lot by yourself. I liked it because it was understandable and the words were easy to understand. More difficult adjectives, more analyzing and more details would have made it even better.

    There’s no pictures or videos, which would’ve been nice. The mind map is more about the basic stuff about the character not the analyzing things, but it was clear and its appearance was cool! The appearance of the text is explicit but there’s no bibliography. The grammar is good and there’s not a lot of mistakes. Cool work! (:


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