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REVIEWER: Mwalimu Jeffkass. Mariama Ba states the plight of women who have fallen in the bottomless pit of irresponsible husbands. Marrying many wives to some cultures is not a crime but it does not mean that the first wife be mistreated in favor of the newly married wife. She portrays Modou as irresponsible man who even go as far as breaking the family rules and cares not for the good will of his family. Daba the daughter mourns in several ways since she will luck her father's love and at the same time, there is nothing left by her father to keep her going not only un paid debts that the father has left them with. Sincerely men of Africa need to change and learn to be responsible for their families.  

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i have been looking 4 this book for a very long time....am so happy i got it cant wait to read it again!this woman is a real great writer i put my hat down for you mama!

Review: So Long a Letter

User Review  - Katie (The Book Sphere) - Goodreads

*3.5* This is another read for my contemporary post colonialist literature class. There were elements of this book that I really enjoyed, especially the strong independence of the main character. But ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kafuna Masinde - Goodreads

Some very beautiful thoughts find expression in this book. Slowly ,I am beginning to appreciate african literature. Read full review

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User Review  - Karen Chan - Goodreads

Ugh. Read this for a class and have to write a 6 page paper, so I'm not a fan of this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Raine Gregus - Goodreads

This was amazing. I had to set it down and walk away several times because it was simply overwhelming. The author packs a lot of meaning into 96 pages. Read full review

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User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

I feel like this was a rather appropriate book to finish on International Women's Day. Ramatoulaye lives in Senegal, following a version of Islam that permits and encourages polygamy. She finds ... Read full review

Review: So Long a Letter

User Review  - Joan - Goodreads

Beautifully written. Making the entire thing a letter seems unrealistic, although it's hard to know what other form it might take. A diary? But that's quibbling. I highly recommend this book --- at least to women. I have no idea how a man would like it. Read full review

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User Review  - Rusty Tobin - Goodreads

Portrays the feelings and choices a woman has when a husband takes a second wife. Nicely written and poignant. Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Hard to read simply because you couldn't tell when one letter stopped and another started. Great honesty in this work because people are more open when talking to a good friend than formally. Read full review

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