Reading Group

Book Discussion: So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ

To complement Omar Ba’s exhibition Same Dream, The Power Plant presents a book discussion of So Long a Letter (1979) by celebrated Senegalese author Mariama Bâ. Written as an epistolary narrative, the story recounts the personal experiences of two close friends set against Senegal’s shifting cultural landscape. The evening begins with a tour of Same Dream followed by a lively discussion of the novel led by Melissa Levin who holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto where she teaches in the African Studies programme.