Botswana eyes spin-offs from Ladies' Detective Agency

Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe

Its sleepy nature was an essential ingredient to the book, but tourist bosses are hoping a film version of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency will provide a shot in the arm to Botswana's laidback capital. Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella has brought a rare bustle to Gaborone since he and his crew arrived 10 weeks ago.