Mariama Bâ

Mariama Bâ was a Senegalese author and feminist, known for her novel 'So Long a Letter' which addresses issues of gender inequality and polygamy in African society.

Books

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  1. 1. So Long a Letter

    "So Long a Letter" is an epistolary novel that explores the life of a recently widowed woman in Senegal. Throughout the story, she reflects on her life, her marriage, her husband's second, younger wife, and the status of women in Senegalese society. The book delves into themes of polygamy, friendship, and the struggle for women's rights in a predominantly patriarchal society. It is a poignant examination of the personal and cultural conflicts faced by women in post-colonial Africa.

    The 904th Greatest Book of All Time