Book Reviews of So Long a Letter (African Writers Series)

So Long a Letter (African Writers Series)
So Long a Letter - African Writers Series
Author: Mariama Ba
ISBN-13: 9780435905552
ISBN-10: 0435905554
Publication Date: 6/28/1989
Pages: 96
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Heinemann
Book Type: Paperback
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a women's emotional testimony on her struggle with her husband's decision to take another wife,good insight into West African culture.
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This was an awesome book, i read in high school. Never got to check out any of the other African Writers Series. No better time like the present?
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This is definitely a riveting account of cultural traditions and perceptions in a land very different from our own. Essentially, it is a fictional novel written as a set of letters from one woman to another, outlining the experiences, feelings, and troubles that each are facing. I personally found it to be very intriguing and enlightening as a glimpse of a culture that can only just begin to be understood if one is open to being told about it in such ways. The style is very different from anything I have ever read before, and it does very much leave you initially feeling like the outsider that we all are, struggling to get a handle on what we are assumed to already know, but by the end it begins to feel as though the world being depicted is rather familiar after all, which is a definite sign of great narrative crafting in and of itself.