French West Africa - This area was under French control in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In this novel, it has already been divided into countries, but the French control is still present.
Dakar - This is a port city where a group of characters decide to march to.
Thies - This city is described as being slum-like and hard hit by the strike.
Bamako - This is the capital of Mali.
The Marketplace in Thies - This is where one of Maimouna's beloved children dies.
N'diayene - This is the compound in Dakar where several women live.
Polygamy - This is the practice of one man having more than one wife.
Samba's Bicycle - This is hung up in the union offices as a tribute.
Water - This is lost as a result of the strike.
This section contains 185 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)