Contemporary society and the female imagination: a study of the novels of Mariama B

‘Une si longue lettre’ (1980) and ‘Un chant carlate’ (1981) by Mariama BA both explore the issue of abandonment, which in these novels is predominantly a female condition and takes on the characteristics of a power struggle. The present paper examines this issue and all that it entails on the personal, social, psychological, cultural and economic levels. Notes, ref.

Title: Contemporary society and the female imagination: a study of the novels of Mariama B
Author: Cham, Mbye B.
Year: 1987
Periodical: African Literature Today
Issue: 15
Pages: 89-101
Language: English
Geographic term: Senegal
About person: Mariama B (1929-1981)
Abstract: ‘Une si longue lettre’ (1980) and ‘Un chant carlate’ (1981) by Mariama BA both explore the issue of abandonment, which in these novels is predominantly a female condition and takes on the characteristics of a power struggle. The present paper examines this issue and all that it entails on the personal, social, psychological, cultural and economic levels. Notes, ref.