Mariama Bâ Essays


So Long a Letter

Influential African novelists have long focused on tackling difficult issues occurring in their respective countries. One enduring issue that writers have explored is gender. Common questions are: how are gender norms established? Why are women...

11th Grade

So Long a Letter

Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter depicts the life of a newly widowed Ramatoulaye who writes a letter to her childhood best friend Aissatou, describing her life as a co-wife and an oppressed woman in the Senegalese culture and tradition. By writing...