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What time period is So Long a Letter set in?

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So Long a Letter is set in the time around the historical independence movement in the African nation of Senegal. The narrator, Ramatoulaye Fall, has lived through the tumultuous times of revolution and has those experiences added to her own experience as a normal woman living in Senegalese culture. Like the historical aspects of history, Ramatoulaye's own life is split into "historical" portions, from her life as a married woman to a widow, and her refusal to marry...

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