So Long a Letter

  • Type: Books
  • By: Mariama Ba
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Ramona B.P.
  • ISBN/UPC: 0435905554
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I just could not put this book down!

I was in London, England when I saw this book in the window of a busy bookstore. And yes, judging by the cover it seemed like it would be interesting. What a correct assumption. Though brief in length, this is an extremely powerful read.  The story revolves around two women who have been friends since childhood. As young women they chose different paths, Ramatoulaye remained in Senegal and Aissatou moved to the United States. Something happens with Ramatoulaye’s husband and the letter begins. You might learn, cry and laugh after reading this book. But it will linger in your heart.