So Long a Letter

by Mariama Ba

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Investigate how African feminists are addressing the cultural and religious traditions, such as polygamy, that hinder their efforts at greater equality.

Research Senegal's independence movement and look at how So Long a Letter depicts the change from French colony to independent nationhood.

Explore the relationships of Senegalese women to their extended family members and compare those relationships to those Bâ describes in So Long a Letter.

What challenges are the Senegalese facing today? How much has changed since Bâ wrote So Long a Letter in 1980?

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