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In her second novel, Scarlet Song (1981), Mariama Bâ describes the difficulties faced by an interracial couple in Senegal.
Ken Bugul, a Senegalese woman who studied in Belgium, wrote her autobiography, The Mad Bâobab Tree in 1982. In it she describes how she violated the traditions of her upbringing.
In her 1975 autobiography, A Dakar Childhood, Nafissatou Diallo describes growing up in Senegal. A Dakar Childhood was one of the earliest works of literature by a Senegalese woman.
In 1979, Aminata Sow Fall, a Senegalese teacher, wrote her second novel, The Beggars' Strike. The novel explores class conflicts in Dakar.
In The Wretched of the Earth (1963), radical African nationalist Frantz Fanon describes the effect of European colonialism in Africa and proposes how to shake off the imperial cloak.
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