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Clairedaigle rated it did not like it Mar 31, Granted, there is value in choosing your battles and accepting the things that you can’t change,but there are also things worth fighting for. Mariam to mriama images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text.

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The only good thing about this novel was that it was only 98 pages long, unfortunately it felt very much longer.


Mariama Bâ’s “Une si longue lettre” and Subverting a Mythology of Sex-Based Oppression

It grows stronger when crossed, whereas obstacles kill love. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. Get Started Already have an account? She then discusses the life that she led with her husband, leading up to when Modou betrayed her by taking a second wife without her knowledge after 25 years of marriage.

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Une si longue lettre by Mariama Bâ (1 star ratings)

Gender and Development, Vol. Her friend Aissatou is proof that a woman could leave a polygamous marriage and be happy. A ridiculously long and drawn out letter. So, all in all, it was definitely not my cup of tea.

However simply from reading the book I would not have been able to tell. Amelie rated it did not like it Jun 11, Mariama ba une si longue lettre Through Your Library. Return to Book Page. Check out using a credit card or bank account with PayPal. Abiola Irele called it “the most deeply felt presentation of the female condition in African fiction”.

Thematic clusters of articles and frequent special issues reveal the broad interests of its readership. Jon S rated it did not like it Dec 19, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. So, all in all, it was definitely Goodreads doesn’t have the French version of this book, but the French mariama ba une si longue lettre is what I read.


Through the letters Ramatoulaye describes the emotions that flooded her during the first few days after her husband’s death and speaks in detail about how he lost his life.

Select a purchase option. Published first published Maybe I would have liked it better in english because there were certain parts in the French version I’m not sure I caught, but overall the only thing I can really say was that it matched sii title “So Long a Letter” mariaam that’s really what it was.

Journals that are no longer published or that have been combined with another title. Une si longue lettre 3. I found that to be rather frustrating. Having mariama ba une si longue lettre some research on the author, I learned that Ba thought of herself as a feminist.