Botswana life

There are two parts to Response Essay 4: the citation for the article, and the list of pieces of the article (quotes, paraphrases, summaries) that you think you might want to incorporate into your Fourth Topic Essay down the line. Each of these two parts is worth 50% of the grade for this assignment, so both parts must be included for a grade of Satisfactory.

The citation for the article, in the MLA format (8th edition), appears first, followed by the list. Every item in the list must include an in-text citation in the MLA format.

Citation Example

Mekgwe, Pinkie. All That is Fine in the Human Condition: Crafting Words, Creating Mma Ramotswe. Research in African Literatures, vol. 37, no. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 176-186. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.1353/ral.2006.0052.

List Examples


As Alexander McCall Smith said in an interview with Pinkie Mekgwe, I admire Botswana a great deal. I think this is a remarkable country which has achieved a great deal and I think that it is a special place. I wanted to tell a readership in other countries who might not know that. I wanted them to know, and I think they are getting that message through Mma Ramotswe (Mekgwe 183).

PM: Botswana comes through as a character in its own right in these novels. AMS: Botswana comes through as being the hero, yes. I admire people who are proud of their country. This applies not only in Botswana, this applies anywhere…Mma Ramotswe says that she is a patriot and that she is proud of her country. And thats quite moving, I think (Mekgwe 184).


In the interview, Alexander McCall Smith mentions that, since the publication of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, sales of red bush tea, also called rooibos tea, have increased by 70% overall (Mekgwe 184).

McCall Smith credits his career as an author to having been a voracious reader when he was a child, and says that it is a logical progression, from being a reader to being a writer (Mekgwe 185).