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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


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Translated fron the French.

StatementMariama Bâ ; translated from the French by Modupé Bodé-Thomas.
SeriesAfrican writers series -- 248
The Physical Object
Pagination90p. ;
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21418242M
ISBN 100435902482

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So Long a Letter begins when Ramatoulaye, a Senegalese woman living in Dakar, the country’s capital, decides to write a letter to her old friend Aissatou, who lives in America. The letter is occasioned by the sudden death of Modou, Ramatoulaye’s estranged husband. So Long a Letter PDF by Mariama Bâ--Download So Long a Letter PDF by Mariama Bâ published in Inside this book I have received your letter. By way of reply, I am beginning this diary, my prop.   So Long a Letter (French: Une si longue lettre) is a semi-autobiographical epistolary novel originally written in French by the Senegalese writer Mariama Bâ. Its theme is the condition of women in Western African society. So Long a Letter, Mariama Bâ’s first novel, is literally written as a long letter. As the novel begins, Ramatoulaye Fall is beginning a letter to her lifelong friend Aissatou . So long a letter. [Mariama Bâ] -- This novel is in the form of a letter, written by the widowed Ramatoulaye and describing her struggle for survival. It is the winner of the Noma Award.

So Long a Letter is a similar story where the protagonist goes through an unhappy marriage but has twelve children. Like her real life there are political shades in the book. Summary – Analysis of ‘So Long a Letter’ by Mariama Ba. So Long a Letter, begins with a letter being written by Ramatoulaye, a Senegalese woman living in Dakar to her friend Aissatou who is living in America. So Long a Letter, a novel originally written in French,follows the story of two women from Senegal, Ramatoulaye and Aissatou. The two are childhood friends, but their paths diverge in adulthood, as Aissatou immigrates to America, leaving Ramatoulaye behind in Senegal.   So Long A Letter by Mariam Bâ, is a book based on a setting in Senegal. Which dwells deeply into the life of a widow trying to adjust to the changes of life without the presence of her husband. This can be seen as she truly expresses herself about how she feels about people around her including her co-wife Bintou and her mother-inlaws, in. So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba is a novel written in the form of a long letter addressed by Ramatoulaye Fall to Aissatou Bâ. The occasion of the letter is the death of Ramatoulaye Fall's husband.

  this book so long a letter relate the habits of senegalese socity their way of life and the relationship between them how they do love and friendship.   Ramatoulaye is the narrator of So Long a Letter; the book is both her diary and a long letter to her friend Aissatou. Ramatoulaye belongs to the generation that grew up under the French colonial regime and came of age just as Senegal was achieving its independence.   So Long a Letter is an epistolary novel written in the voice of Ramatoulaye, a Senegalese school teacher. Addressed to her best friend Aissatou, the letters chronicle Ramatoulaye’s emotional journey after her husband’s second marriage and his unexpected death. Written in a refreshingly forthright manner, the novel avoids usual narrative. So Long a Letter is a landmark book - a sensation in its own country and an education for outsiders. Mariama Ba, a longtime women's activist, set out to write a book that exposed the double standard between men and women in Africa. The result, So Long a Letter, eventually won the first Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. The book itself takes the form of a long letter written by a widow, Ramatoulaye, to /5().