So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ

So Long a Letter

Mariama Bâ with Modupé Bodé-Thomas

fiction literary emotional hopeful reflective slow-paced

90 pages | first published 1981

Description

This novel is in the form of a letter, written by the widowed Ramatoulaye and describing her struggle for survival. It is the winner of the Noma Award.
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Moods

reflective 90%
emotional 72%
inspiring 36%
sad 33%
hopeful 30%
challenging 18%
dark 15%
informative 15%
funny 3%
lighthearted 3%
tense 3%

Pace

slow 44%
medium 31%
fast 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 14% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 21%

Average rating

3.84