This is a wrapping for the series of posts on the celebration of the wedding of Santeri and Tsholofelo, which occurred in Itsoseng South Africa, following Tswana customs. I am aware that not everyone will want to wade through 11 chapters, however fascinating I think they are. So I am providing a table of contents, with commentary so you can sample as you see fit. The posts are roughly chronological, but do not need to be read in any particular order.
If you want to read just a couple, I suggest the Magadi and the Community. The best pictures are of the Feast.
Our introduction to African Time
Itsoseng 20 years after the end of Apartheid
Negotiating the bride price.
Lots of pictures. Not for vegetarians.
Mostly text, vegetarian safe.
[At this point, the series is interrupted by concert reviews of the Music Now Festival]
A Tswana tradition, pictures with a little text.
Preparing for the Feast.
The Christian wedding. Lots of pictures.
The main event. Lots of pictures, some video.
Kerileng’s birthday celebration, and Final thoughts.
I wish to thank Mike Potticary, for all of the work he did in arranging our trip, and for many of the photographs that I used in this blog. In addition, my wife Footie (her web site) provided photographs, videos, and several details that I would not have been able to describe accurately without her help.
Footie and I both wish to thank Sioto and Kerileng Molale for hosting the entire celebration, and Metsiatsile Dinanas Mutloane for inviting us into her home. Finally, we offer our profound gratitude to Santeri and Tsholofelo, for deciding that such an event would be important, and giving us the opportunity to participate.