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Keabetswe cruises down the noisy streets of Kanye, Botswana, faking a casual confidence and trying to play the tough guy. Orphaned for as long as he can remember, Keabetswe does not know why his mother died.

Following his mother's death, Keabetswe's grandmother reluctantly took him in along with his 16 year-old brother. "My grandmother says my brother and I irritate her, and then she beats us," says Keabetswe. "She threatens my brother and me and often throws us out and tells us that she isn't responsible for our mother's death."

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