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So Long a Letter (1980)
by Mariama Bâ
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0435905554, Paperback)This novel is a perceptive testimony to the plight of articulate women who live in social milieux dominated by attitudes and values that deny them their proper place. It is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by a recently widowed Senegalese school teacher. The letter, addressed to an old friend, is a record of her emotional struggle for survival after her husband's abrupt decision to take a second wife. Although his action is sanctioned by Islam, it is a calculated betrayal of his wife's trust and a brutal rejection of their life together.
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A Senegalese school teacher recounts her thoughts and feelings after her husband decides to take a second wife.
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