Taboo-breaking TV soap on sex and women dividing Senegal
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In conservative Senegal, a controversial TV show has the self-described monitors of public morality in uproar. But the defenders of 'Mistress of a married man' say the soap takes a much needed look at relationship issues such as male abuse, the pain experienced by abandoned spouses, and a woman's right to sexual pleasure.
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