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So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba

Hosted by a member of the Munich Book Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 12 Nov 19:00 - 21:00

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Dear friends,

I kindly invite you to our November Protected content .

Important note for first-time attendees: To attend this activity, the group expects you to read the book and present your opinion. No-shows from past activities are tracked and no reservation will be made for participants who did not cancel their attendance in the past.

The book to read is So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba and was selected by Patricia.

Warning: It seems that an e-book edition does not exist.

Book description on Wikipedia:

So Long a Letter, Mariama Bâ's first novel, is literally written as a long letter. As the novel begins, Ramatoulaye Fall is beginning a letter to her lifelong friend Aissatou Bâ. The occasion for writing is Ramatoulaye's recent widowhood. As she gives her friend the details of her husband's death, she recounts the major events in their lives.

The novel is often used in literature classes focusing on women's roles in post-colonial Africa. It won the first Noma Prize for Publishing in Africa in Protected content .