So Long a Letter Characters

Mariama Ba
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Ramatoulaye

Ramatoulaye relates the story and in doing so, reveals much about her personality. Rama writes during her sequestered mourning period, but as a young adult, Rama wanted to expand her knowledge and horizons. As a teacher, wife and mother of twelve, she delights in the fullness of her life. And when twenty five years later, the carpet is ripped out from under her when her husband abandons her, she is strong as steel and carves out a future for herself. Ramatoulaye strongly believes in the bond of marriage and that it is the foundation of society. She does not believe she must give up her belief in Islam or in many traditions of her culture, but she will not tolerate women not having a voice of their own.

Modou

Modou is a lawyer who starts his career representing trade unions. Later in life he transitions to a post...

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