This novel is a perceptive testimony to the plight of articulate women who live in social milieux dominated by attitudes and values that deny them their proper place. It is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by a recently widowed Senegalese school teacher. The letter, addressed to an old friend, is a record of her emotional struggle for survival after her husband's abrupt decision to take a second wife. Although his action is sanctioned by Islam, it is a calculated betrayal of his wife's trust ...

So Long a Letter 2008, Greenwood Press

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So Long a Letter 1989, Heinemann Educational Books, Oxford, England

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So Long a Letter 1987, Random House

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So Long a Letter 1981, Heinemann Educational Books, London, England

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So Long a Letter Ingram

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