the 9th century AD Islamization spread throughout Senegal due to the expansive trade routes throughout Western Africa. Mawdo : Ex-husband of Assatou. Even when he does not come back to her, she stays put. Hegel's contention that environment created character and so specific races of particular environments stood as inferior to others, and that Africa was one such land of childhood with an undeveloped consciousness (pp. It won the first Noma Prize for Publishing in Africa in 1980.
It is education that gives young Nabou the chance to develop a better thinking capacity and to be a lady of purpose. 229) finds representation in this novel. Western education: A KEY/vehicle TO better options. This might be hard to understand but there are several women today who have made similar decisions might have an answer. (While this essay does focus upon the predicament of the fictional female characters in the text, and this author does have a full awareness of Chandra Talpade Mohanty's arguments regarding North American and Western feminism's impositions upon African feminism, this essay does not actually concern. Her education quelled this. It is what gives her the audacity to refuse the handsome offer of Daouda Dieng. "So Long a Letter." LitCharts. Her opting not to marry Tamsir and Daouda (and all the other numerous suitors that come later) points out the strength of reasoning and thought plus options that education has given her. You are developing in peace, as your letters tell me, your back resolutely turned on those seeking light enjoyment and easy relationships (32). We are made to understand that education enables women to be uplifters of their fellow ladies too. 2, cultural History edit, senegal was home to many indigenous peoples during precolonial times.