"Scarlet Song" by Mariama Ba Analytical Essay

"Scarlet Song" by Mariama Ba
Analysis of the book "Scarlet Song" by Mariama Ba's focusing on the status of women in the Muslim religion.
# 4779 | 900 words | 0 sources | 1999 | US
Published on May 23, 2002 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper looks at Mariama Ba's "Scarlet Song" from the perspective of attitudes towards women in the Muslim religion. It focuses on inter-religious marriages and bigamy using the characters Ousmane and Mareille as examples.

From the Paper:

"When reading Mariama Ba’s “Scarlet Song”, one particular scene has caught my eye. It was an argument between two friends, Ousmane and Ali. Ousmane was involved in a serious relationship with the woman of an opposite race. While he was in a relationship with Marielle, he cheated on her with another woman. In an argument between those two friends Ousmane tried to make sense by saying that it as O.K. for him to stay with both women. Ali tired to stop him from cheating on his wife and forget about the other woman. In my paper I will be supporting Ali and his argument on why should Ousmane dump Oleymatu and stay only with Marielle. "

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