So Long a Letter - Study Guide Chapters 22-24 Summary & Analysis

Mariama Ba
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The mourning period is almost over and a letter from Aissatou announces her imminent arrival. Ramatoulaye is excited and looks forward to the reunion; however, she writes Aissatou that her son, Mawdo Fall, has been the victim of a racial injustice at his school. His philosophy teacher did not want him to come before a white boy so he would often lower his grades. Ramatoulaye prefers compromising to fighting back as only the diploma will matter, not the grades. Daba, Aissatou's older daughter, goes to his school to settle the problem.

Ramatoulaye speaks fondly of her older daughter, remembering how she has helped her through the hard times and how now she has found a good husband who doesn't treat her like she belongs to him. In spite of this, the narrator fears a little for her strong-minded daughter's future. She also mentions her other...

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