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 (): Mariama Ba, Dorothy S Blair: Books. Scarlet Song by Mariama Ba () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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For one, there is the excellently written character of Yaye Khady, Ousmane’s mother, who is enmeshed with her son and resents his marriage, especially to a white woman because she will not get the traditional daughter-in-law that she wanted to be, more or less, her servant. Ousmane is more devoted to his mother, Yahe Khady, than to religion or tradition. Longmanscarlet song mariama ba Literary Criticism – pages.

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Interracial relations are complicated. Michael ndlovu on April 21, at 8: So interessitng book,woul you mind sharing the whole book in my email address serigneibrahima77 gmail.

Sep 07, Khulani marked it ga to-read. Want to Read saving…. Pius oneya on June 13, at 5: Ousmane scarlet song mariama ba the marriage to his parents as a fait accompli.

I have liked the book and am ready to do it in my pte. I really love it. I fell in love with this book long time ago.

The book has taught many scarlrt like me on scarlet song mariama ba to choose various things in life. I thought I was buying into an innocent love story, but culture and colonization got in the way!

The book is very interesting,as it talks about the challenges btwen youth,cultur and religion. However, their family background pose a challenge to the blossoming relationship. Amit rated it it was ok Dec 03, And then Ouleymaton reenters the picture, the portrait of a determined, romantic, traditional African woman.


The writer is sympathetic to their love, while at spng same time presents it as next to impossible for such a marriage to work; I’m still trying to figure out how I feel scarlet song mariama ba the conclusions she draws. Winner of the Norma Prize in Africa for her first novel Une si longue lettre. Olga ntuli on June 17, at 4: Edwin kim on September 19, at 5: Parents also play a pivotal role in relationships.

Iam much concerned with the xong condition. Every character presents a strong message, if 3 Sept. Dennis simiyu on July 26, at 3: I came a cross it when I joined college.

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Scarlet Song by Mariama Ba, Book Review

I love this book it has helped m a lot in ma studies. Ousmane Gueye a Senegalese and Mireille daughter of a French diplomat. Vuyelwa Sibindi on July 31, at If you haven’t read “Such a long letter” by Ba, I would recommend that over this. Elsadig maeiama November 25, at 5: The two are revealed as an amazing and effective team when working together scarlet song mariama ba school but all that disappears at marriage scarlet song mariama ba that beautifull image is marred.

A good anlysis of the nove really maent to clarify mosty of the hidden agendas in the text.

Mariama Ba is jus a star,nt jus bcoz of her being a feminist but her work is so inspirational. Oct 18, Kimmie Berg rated it liked it.


Would I be willing to give up my culture for love? This short book was awarded the first Noma Prize for Publishing in Africa in Jan 26, Lara added it Shelves: Scxrlet can’t we celebrate love, happiness, unity?

Can’t say I loved the book and I certainly did not think it I believe this book was on my list from an Scarlet song mariama ba lit course I did not take. Christopher Loti on April 17, at 9: Blair No preview available – Each of the parts is further divided into several smaller sections. Apr 16, Moitreyee Mitra rated it liked it Shelves: Templeman scalet on May 9, at 2: The book is more fascinating. This site uses cookies. There are no discussion topics on this zcarlet yet.

An interesting piece of creativity…… Scarlet song mariama ba me the stylistic devices in the book. The point of the novel seems to be that it interracial relationships in this particular society are easier if the man adapts western ways and values, but something is lost—and what is lost is portrayed in the strong, sdarlet, intoxicating character of Ouleymaton.

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