Secretary General to the Government Ba Ousmane of Mauritania

She uses the love story of Ousmane – a boy from the poor side of town made good, and Mireille – the daughter of a French diplomat who Ousmane meets in High School, to explore the conflicts of culture, colour and wealth that are the legacy of post-colonial Africa.
But, as an occidental, Mireille cannot handle this kind of life, especially when Ousmane takes a second wife.
When Ousmane takes a second wife, Mireille breaks down.