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 95%
emotional 75%
inspiring 40%
hopeful 35%
sad 25%
challenging 20%
dark 15%
informative 10%
tense 5%

Pace

slow 40%
medium 40%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 10% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 14%

Average rating

3.83