SCARLET SONG.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 05/01/2012
Publication: Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126
Issue: Date: May, 2012 Source Volume: 24 Source Issue: 1
Topic: NamedWork: Scarlet Song (Novel)
Persons: Reviewee: Bo, Mariama
Accession Number: 294725628
Full Text: Mariama Bo (Longman 26th Edition USA. 2011)

Mireille, daughter of a French diplomat, Ousmane, son of a poor Muslim family in Senegal: two childhood sweethearts forced to share their love in secret. Their marriage shocks and dismays both sets of parents, but it soon becomes clear that their youthful optimism and love is a poor defence against the pressures of society. As Ousmane is lured back to his roots, Mireille is left humiliated, isolated and alone.The tyranny of tradition and chauvinism is brilliantly exposed in this passionate plea for human understanding. The author's sympathetic insights into the conditions of women-whether black or white-deserve recognition throughout the world.

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