Cultural differences between the families of Mireille, daughter of a French diplomat, and Ousmane, son of a poor Muslim family in Senegal, threatens to destroy. Scarlet Song is another classic from Mariama Ba. The novel is deep and intense, the literary qualities is superb, she writes with panache and at the end of the. Scarlet Song () also gained international attention. This book deals with the critically urgent need for women to create.

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Muneyi Muneyi on April 17, at 6: This book is maariama interesting,it has got a helpful message to everyone and it is one of my set book it will mek us pass. The book is absolutely amazing, no doubt. By using this site, you agree to sobg Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I also thought it brave of Ba to question inter-racial relationships, the pros and the cons – issues that even up to this day are not discussed. Mariama left a great rememberance.

Full Review at http: I like Ba s SCarlet song. So interessitng book,woul you mind sharing the whole book in my email address serigneibrahima77 gmail. I have liked the book and am ready to do it in my pte. According to her, these facts can help us become aware of Africa’s needs for societal change, a change more political than merely making speeches. When the time is right, the two get married and Mireille moves bac A story about two ‘star-crossed lovers’ in Senegal; Mireille, the daughter of a French diplomat and Ousmanne, the son of a poor Senegalese family.

Said Alhadj rated it it was amazing Oct 25, It is the only book which tought me how 2 speek proper Englishn I like it willing 2 get ma own copy bt cnt find it. Chido on June 27, at 8: Scarlet Song is about a marriage between a European woman and an African man. Ousmane Gueye is from a humble Muslim family and has overcome numerous challenges to acquire education.


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Mariama Ba has been successful in her efforts of informing the reader about the predicament facing osng classes of individuals within her society. M teaching the book at A level, just mariamq reading it nd am lovin it. In showing the importance of women, their role in bringing somg families and keeping them together in time of calamity is clearly brought out in the novel.

Can’t say I loved the book and I certainly did not think it I believe this book was on my list from an African lit course I did not take. It was reclaiming its due and revealing to Ousamane the end point of his flight.

Book Review Mariama Ba ranks among prolific writers of the past and current century. It used to be a literature text book in ma country when i was in high school. She was, as Mabo Dialli so rightly sang, at one and the same time his roots, his stock, his growth, his flowering.

Marie de Silva on May 18, at 3: Thnx vry mch dis haz helpd m since its ma A Level set book. Managing to convey the conflicts we have in our slng and how we justify our choices.

A good anlysis of the nove really maent to clarify mosty of the hidden agendas in the text. Brian nyandege on November 25, at 7: Born in Dakar, she was acarlet a Muslim, but at an early age came to criticise what she perceived as inequalities between the sexes resulting from [African] traditions.

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I wondered what it must be to read this book in the original French, given how well it comes out in English. Aug 17, Maame Prempeh rated it really liked it Shelves: Scaroet a nice touching story and I bet Mirielle was justified to stab her husband.


Keith Mpata on September 29, at 1: The discriminatory use of power forces Ramatoulaye to deal with its consequences. Templeman chikangaire on May 9, at 2: Have your tissues ready for this one Every character presents a strong message, if 3 Sept.

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Valerie Dickson rated it really liked it Jan 08, Oh good dats awesome somg do mission to kala for me ok! Ba is an great artist. Apart from the theme of love, which is the major theme in the novel, other themes that the writer highlights include; racial animositytraditions versus modernityEducation and Betrayal.

Want to Acarlet saving…. I can’t rate it because I don’t remember it. Kudakwashe Dube on January 18, at 9: Philip Wayaga on April 26, at 9: Twitter Facebook Tumblr Pinterest. It’s an easy read, because Ba’s writing is vivid, and the plot moves soong. Her frustration with the fate of African women—as well as her ultimate acceptance of it—is expressed in her first novel, So Long a Letter.

Ultimately, it is engrossing and illuminating reading. She thought that distortions of cultural thought and institutions are made to demonstrate masquerades as “tradition” and “culture”.

Eminent Oloo on May 26, at 7: