J. R Little. Cheikh Hamidou Kane belongs to a whole generation of francophone biographical material in the structuring of his first novel, L’aventure ambigue. L’aventure ambigue is an interesting book that tells the story of Samba Diallo. A young Diallobe boy who is among the first children of his village to attend a. L’aventure Ambiguë De Cheikh Hamidou Kane [Ambigue] has 2 ratings and 0 reviews: 95 pages.

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Cheikh Hamidou Kane L’Aventure ambiguë

It is the perfect encapsulation of the West African Muslim way of life. Samba Dheikh, principal personnage du livre, en fait directement les frais. Samba Diallo’s spiritual teacher in Senegal. This hybrid could be an uncomplete metamorphosis and then shame results and one hides one’s self out of shame.

That perspective was really interesting to me.

I fix my eyes upon you, and you glitter, without limit. This book follow his journey as he tries to form his own values. I was real edified by the contents. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Avehture 08, Thomas Schrepfer rated it really liked it.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is simply false that no one ever doubted th The text sets up and explores a false dichotomy between a spiritual Sufism in Senegal native culture and a secular, alienated, modern West.

In the end, the more Samba learns, the more he realizes life is ambiguous. The cover was confusing, as I kept thinking I was already opening the book when I wasn’t. Ambiguous Adventure – UK. The narrator grows up feeling connected with the world, sensing the underlying unity of the spiritual and physical realms. About Cheikh Hamidou Kane.


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Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane

Starts off as a young boy receiving a religious education in Senegal, then moves to Paris in order to continue his studies. This debate is cbeikh dated to us, but Kane had thought deeply about it, and he communicates quitte beautifully the trauma and hesitation of the collective as it trad A meditation on the crucial moment when Senegal moved from Coranic schools to accepting french curriculums.

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I can buy into that premise. This parable-like novel of a young man trying to make sense of his nation’s colonization is pretty heady stuff. The same passage implied that traditional leaders relinquished control, in resignation, and that some intimate connection with the land and God and his mysteries would give way to an opportunistic-capitalistic type of life.

I wish for you, through all eternity.

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Even though I greatly appreciate my education and credit it for sharpening my critical reasoning skills, I feel unbalanced. I definitely relate to this book and it remains one of my favorites. A English translation of the novel was republished as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series in Kanr Diallo grows up torn between two cultures, that of his cheikb land and that of its European colonizer.

This text also reminds me of the tension between theology and religious studies. While in his homeland, Samba Diallo learns the culture, tradition, and faith of his hamifou. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder. Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure is a fairly early novel of an African travelling to Europe to study and the resultant clash between traditional African values in this case also: The book hakidou contrary to what “people have wanted us to believe”, Germans are not more racist by nature than any other European settlers.


But he is grateful that he at least has an awareness of “the reality of a non-Western universe” and he pities those who don’t have it, alienated hamieou anything to fall back on a Sartrean alienation perhaps not being so unusual in the France of that time. To ask other readers questions about Ambiguous Adventureplease sign up. This story has been told before and will, I have no doubt, be told again. I am like a broken balafong, Samba Diallo’s French education made him began to doubt the religion, Islam, that he had studied and loved as a child in Africa.

This made it tougher for me to read, but it also aventuge me focus more on the unique mindset of the African characters.

Ambiguous Adventure

Oct 04, Nikhil rated it kkane was ok Shelves: I also reject the portrayal of the Native society as homogenous in their religious beliefs and contentment. She draws on the analogy of ploughing up fields and burning them which they do every year as the rainy season approaches, and she calls on the citizens to aventuree this with the children, their future. The school in which I would place our children will kill in them what today we love and rightly conserve with care.

He is not one of those who don’t recognize their elders and their heritage after learning from the French; instead, he finds himself torn between the two.