Questions for Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter / Une si longue lettre
Identify the characters in the novel through their relationships with each other. You may write your findings in paragraphs or in short outline sentences.
Briefly summarize aspects of each character’s personality and history
Pay particular attention to the symbolic types of womanhood in the text: wife, divorcée, widow, daughter, co-wife, rival, devout, sexual, mother, etc.