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So Long a Letter

So Long a Letter

She then discusses the life that she led with her husband, leading up to when Modou betrayed her by taking a second wife without her knowledge after 25 years of marriage. Ramatoulaye details to Aissatou how she dealt with this betrayal emotionally and how she grew throughout each event in her life.

Tales of Two Women

Tales of Two Women

In Nigeria, and most parts of Africa, child bearing is seen as what makes a woman. No matter her academic and financial successes a woman is not properly valued until she gives to her husband and family a child, preferably a son.