Mariama Ba

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Birthday
17, 1929
Birthplace
Dakar, Senegal
Death Date
Aug 17, 1981 (52)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1929
Birthplace
Dakar, Senegal
Death Date
Aug 17, 1981 (52)

About

Senegalese feminist author whose novels focus on the plight of African women. Her notable works include So Long a Letter and Scarlet Song.

Before Fame

Before publishing her debut novel in 1981, she trained as a teacher.

Trivia

So Long a Letter, her first work of fiction, was awarded the 1980 Noma Prize.

Family Life

She married a member of Senegal's Parliament. After having nine children, she and her husband divorced.

Associated With

She and Helene Cixous were fellow feminists.