Ourika是一个年轻的黑人修女不得不面对生活的艰辛的故事。它是根据一名妇女的生活为基础的，她是作为一个改变骑士德布弗勒斯，殖民地行政长官。后来，她被作为礼物送给了la marechale de b夫人。这个故事是用法语写的最美丽的故事之一。
Ourika is a tale of a young Negro nun who has to face the hardships of life. It is based on the life of a woman who was purchased as a changed by the Chevalier de Boufflers, colonial administrator. Later she was given as a gift to Mme la maréchale de B. The story is one of the most beautiful narrated stories that are written in French language.
The novel clearly marks a critical point in the literature written is Europe. It is one of the first French novels which depict the life of the Negro woman. It is one of the most compelling works of short fiction and brings up a comment on racism. The story in the novel is of the times prior to the French revolution and also after the same. The author has beautifully brought up the greatest issues such as race, exile, nationality and Kinship.
In the beginning of the story, a doctor comes to see a nun at the convent. She has been suffering from melancholia. In order to make her feel better, she talks to her. She asks her to tell a story about her life.
She tells her story which began as slave by the governor of Senegal and is given as a gift to Madame de B. Her Master Madame De B proves to be a very caring and kind person and she is raised very well (Little and Roger 7). He lives a life similar to the standards of white girls, instructed in painting, is educated well and is also taught to dance. In childhood, he had no idea about race (Duras 10). She believed that she is an angel. She does not have any idea of racism which had been going around in the world.