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    Daniel Overmyer’s, Religions of China, discusses the historical developments of the different religions of China. It also addresses the impact religion has on the daily life of the Chinese in the past and present. Overmyer introduces the Chinese living system with his knowledge of Feng-shui, and how everything is connected by shared rhythms. “These rhythms are discussed as the cold, dark forces of yin and the hot, bright forces of yang; together with the five powers of metal, plant, life, water,

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    Reclaiming the Voice in So Long a Letter

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    Reclaiming the Voice in Bâ's So Long a Letter Peter Barry identifies as one of the major aims of Postcolonial criticism the rejection of "the claims to universalism made on behalf of canonical Western literature" and more specifically "to show its limitations of outlook, especially its general inability to empathize across boundaries of cultural and ethnic difference" (198). Although Bâ's intentions are not primarily anti-colonial, her novel So Long a Letter exemplifies how African literature

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    books that represented strong points about many issues. Many of these books took place in history a long time ago, although this is true they seem to be timeless. I have learned a great deal throughout all of the readings, and changed many of my feelings about several different issues. The books that had then most impacts on my thoughts were The Symposium, The Koran, The Apology, and So Long A Letter. These books have all made me fight the beliefs that I had prior to reading them, which is a sign of

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    This essay will provide a brief overview and personal opinion of the Modern African Literature of “Things Fall Apart”, “Efuru”, and “So Long a Letter”. These books directly identify the transformation required by each individual for their survival within the groups/clans where they resided. The main characters identified in each book were faced with making decisions that would alter and impact the course of their lives. These difficult decisions not only required them to regard their own well being

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    LAN Local Area Network or LAN, in computer science, a group of computers and other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other on the network. LANs commonly include microcomputers and shared (often expensive) resources such as laser printers and large hard disks. Most (modern) LANs can support a wide variety of computers and other devices. Each device must use the proper physical and data-link protocols

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    The Doctor’s Wife and So Long a Letter

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    competition between the women characters in the novels “The Doctor’s Wife” by Sawako Ariyoshi and “So Long a Letter” by Mariama Bâ. This is strongly evident in “The Doctor’s Wife” from the time Umpei returns home, after completing his education. A major change is also noticed in Otsugi’s behavior towards Kae. The intense tension caused by the competition between the women characters is also shown in “So Long a Letter” when the two men, Modou Fall and Mawdo Bâ, marry their second wives. In this essay I will

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    So Long a Letter, by Mariama Ba

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    Mariamma Ba’s So Long a Letter and the role women and impact of western culture on Islamic women in post-colonial Senegal: A critical analysis of Aissatou. European Culture vs. African: France occupied Africa and brought in the language and educational system, but the cultural traditions of marriage, living, and the place of woman is still under African traditions. Senegal, a country colonized by the French, witnessed a slight change in the role and place of women. In Senegal the disparity between

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    “So Long a Letter” is a continuous account of a Senegalese woman, Ramatoulaye, about her life being a wife through the nature of Islam. Ramatoulaye was not a traditional woman as in she had obtain an education. An education set her apart from society; however, she was still subject to other obstacles that other Muslim women faced. One part of Muslim culture that affected her greatly was polygamy. Polygamy is the act of being married to more than one person. When Ramatoulaye experienced polygamy personally

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    that fate has not been able to satisfy.” I think this quotation captures the true essence of the novel and represents the central conflict. Two of the plot lines in Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter revolve around the effect of polygamy. The issue of polygamy also remains one of the central issues in the book. In a letter which is written to her friend Aissatou Bâ, Ramatoulaye Fall describes how her husband decides to take a second wife Binetou. In the course

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    Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter

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    Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter When a person hears words like feminist or feminism, notions of what it means to be feminine, or consequently unfeminine, begin to dimly form in our mind’s eye. Although we cannot definitively answer the question of what is feminine, we are able to recognize it when we see it or its absence. This conception, however, is arbitrary at best. What is it about an evening gown that seems to define and dress the feminine aura while a woman spitting would be denounced

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    Comparing The Scarlet Letter and Long Black Veil The song, "Long Black Veil", written by Johnny Cash has many similar elements to The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both have to do with the sin of adultery that ends up hurting the characters in the stories. In "Long Black Veil" a man is convicted of a murder because he cannot provide an alibi for the night that another man was killed. It turns out that the night of the murder, this man had been "in the arms of his best friend's

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    A Woman's Place in Fantasia and So Long a Letter Throughout history women have always had to stand behind their men (whether it be rules, tradition, etc.). In almost every history context, whether it about wars or people, they have almost been written by men for men. It is not even until this century that women in this country have gained new grounds for the equality that we hope will be as substantial with men’s equality. Despite women’s hopes for equality, there is always old traditions that

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    productive member of society. Senegalese women are expected to take care of their children, take care of their home, and be a doting wife. A good Senegalese woman is strong in her faith and partakes in the traditional ways of life. In the novel, So Long a letter by Mariama Ba, Ramatoulaye and her friend, Aissatou, are two very strong women. Both of their husbands decide to marry another wife. Aissatou and Rama both react in different ways. Rama decides to stay in the marriage even though her husband chooses

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    harder and gain these basic societal rights through determination and unity. In Mariama Bâ’s book, “So Long a Letter”, the

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    Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba both have a variety of dynamic characters. Both novels present one dominant female character to readers, and they each share a multitude of similarities and differences. However, both characters serves as proof that good Mothers are selfless and deserve recognition. In Lorraine Hansberry 's Raisin in the Sun, the character Lena Younger is introduced. Lena is a widow and a mother of two. When her husband died, she decided

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    Tradition and Customs in So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba Tradition and customs very often hold an important position in ones life and culture. The novel So Long A Letter, by Mariama Ba, is based on the Senegalese culture and shows how important tradition is in Africa. The novel is a series of letters written by a recently widowed woman, Ramatoulaye, to her best friend Aissatou. The transition through the many grieving stages and traditional mourning events are explained, as well as a woman

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    In Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter, the author utilizes the female characters to depict of the dichotomy present in this Senegalese society. The clear contrast between traditional cultural practices and the modern ideologies present in revolutionary, free-thinking women, create a definitive border between these two polar opposite viewpoints. Ramatoulaye, Daba, and Aissatou are significant figures in the novel that showcase the modernizing roles and thinking of women through the comparison of their

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    "So Long A Letter" by Mariama Ba and "Blood Wedding" by Frederico Garcia Lorca Thesis: Characters that cause immense pain to another, especially to their consorts, succumb to death in the texts So Long A Letter and Blood Wedding by Mariama Bâ and Federico García Lorca respectively. Death is one aspect of life that prevents a person from being invincible. It is one of the inevitable occurrences that a man has to yield to. In the texts So Long A Letter and Blood Wedding by Mariama Bâ and

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    Love Letters of World War II

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    “Letters were a great comfort. And the mail was indispensable. We couldn’t have won the war without it. It was terribly important as a motivator of the troops. Mail call, whenever it happened it was a delight,” Paul Fussel commented about mail during World War II. Love letters had a large impact on soldiers and their loved ones; they also affected their attitudes and performances, and the letter content was similar in almost all letters home. Receiving a letter was one of the best things a person

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    Martin Luther King Jr.: A Rhetorical Analysis of “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” “Letter from Birmingham city jail” from Martin Luther King Jr. was written in 1963. On April 12, 1963, because of protesting without a permit, Dr. King was arrested in Birmingham. After four days, he wrote this letter in response to “A Call for Unity” written by eight members of the clergy from Birmingham. In this letter, Martin Luther King Jr. detailedly indicated his reasoning by using the appeals to ethics, logic

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