A ten year old girl Nongma is sent to live with her ailing grandmother in a new village. Later on she is offered the opportunity to attend a city school, however to attend the school you must live in the town. While in the village Nongma walks a lot, often walking places she is not familiar with and through her journeys she witnesses a lot of hardships and melancholy situations, shaping her view of adulthood and what it means to be a women in the patriarchal African society. She witnesses barren women and women dominated by their husbands along with dealing with her surly grandmother.
Academic Articles/Reviews (Citations Only)
Responsabilites Historiques des Etudiants Africains by Sekou Traore, Lucy Creevey Behrman, The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 8, Supplements A & B (1975), p. 133
Les intellectuels africains face au marxisme by Sekou Traore ,Nicola Trozzi, Africa: Rivista trimestrale di studi e documentazione dell’Istituto italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente, Anno 38, No. 4 (DICEMBRE 1983), pp. 658-659
Population et activite economique dans la transformation de secteur rural au Mali: Forces d'inertie et facteurs de changement. by Bibi Diawara; Sekou Traore, D.H.Population and Development Review, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Dec., 1975), pp. 332-333
Responsabilités historiques des étudiants africains by Sekou TRAOREAndrée RODDE, Revue française de pédagogie, No. 28 (JUILLET-AOUT-SEPTEMBRE 1974), p. 67