Senegalese feminist author whose novels concentrate on the plight of African women. Her significant works include SUCH A LONG TIME a Notice and Scarlet Music. Before posting her debut book in 1981, she qualified as a instructor. SUCH A LONG TIME a Notice, her first function of fiction, was granted the 1980 Noma Reward. She married an associate of Senegal’s Parliament. After having nine kids, she and her spouse divorced. She and Helene Cixous had been fellow feminists.