So Long a Letter - Wikipedia OVERVIEWPLOT SUMMARYCULTURAL HISTORYTHEMESSo Long a Letter is a semi-autobiographical epistolary novel originally written in French by the Senegalese writer Mariama Bâ. Its theme is the condition of women in Western African society. So Long a Letter, Mariama Bâ's first novel, is literally written as a long letter. As the novel begins, Ramatoulaye Fall is beginning a letter to her lifelong friend Aissatou Bâ. The occasion for writing is Ramatoulaye's recent widowhood. As she gives her friend the details of her husband's death..See more on enpedia · Text under CC-BY-SA licenseAuthor: Mariama BâPages: 90 pp (hardback edition)Genre: NovelPublished: 1979 [Les Nouvelles Éditions Africaines du Sénégal] Amazon: So Long a Letter (9781577668060): Mariama Ba Mariama Ba's So Long A Letter is story that dives deeply into the struggles of being a woman in a society that has no thoughts for your pain. Despite the fact that it is a short text of only 90 pages, Ba is able to construct and augment every character we meet in a beautiful and intelligible manner.Cited by: 168Author: Mariama BâReviews: 87Brand: Waveland Press, Inc.