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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It was a good introduction into the heart of the Senegalese mindset and French colonialism.

Ambiguous Adventure

This isn’t a judgment on my part, just an observation as I’ve read several things about that recently. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Its hero is a Fulani boy who goes to study in France. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His experience with the West exposes him to a new way of thought, one that is secure in its own superiority and values things only for their practical utility.

Originally published at http: Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. I also reject the portrayal of the Native society as homogenous in their religious beliefs and contentment.

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Finally, the ending felt incomplete. There is not a clear mind deciding between the two factors of a choice. The message is a simple one: I wish for you, through all eternity. It is the perfect encapsulation of the West African Muslim way of life.


Ambiguous Adventure – Cheikh Hamidou Kane

Nov 13, Lisajean rated it really liked it Shelves: So the decision is made to send Diallo there, a radical change from the religious education he had been receiving until then. 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: Nietzsche is the contemporary of the industrial revolution. Diallo deludes himself into believing: Samba Diallo’s French education made him began to doubt the religion, Islam, that he had studied and loved as a child in Africa.

A part of me considered This story has been told before and will, I have no doubt, be told again. The more he learns of the Western world, the less he associates himself with his Muslim faith and his cultural tradition.

Nov 25, Melinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: This hybrid could be an uncomplete metamorphosis and then shame results and one hides one’s self out of shame.

For Samba—ever the excellent student—this opportunity allows him a chance to continue learning. Published January 1st by Heinemann Educational Books first published Truly, this child was a gift from God.

I have lost a privileged mode of acquaintance. It’s an episodic meditation, because Kane wrote this book over ten years, as he did go through many of the events we follow in the book. The former takes as its foundation that a revelation from the Infinite is the root of religion aaventure operates within the Truth of that revelation.

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Islamic values and those of the West. Apr 22, Emily rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again.

Samba Diallo says that it is “artificial, accidental. About ,ane Hamidou Kane. A Western-Centric Education Enveloped in study during my college years, I often overlooked the narrow focus of my discipline. Setting aside the religious aspect of the book we are also faced here with the whole issue of colonisation and cheiky it corrupts and frequently destroys important cultures.


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Articles to be expanded kanee June All articles to be expanded Culture ambighe needing translation from French Wikipedia Books with missing cover All stub articles. In former times the world was like my father’s dwelling: After returning to his own country, he could not bring himself to pray. Want to Read saving…. This book might pair well with showing the movie Poverty, Inc. 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 without anything to fall back on a Sartrean alienation perhaps not being so unusual in the France of that time.

The language is lyrical and philosophical, and there isn’t a lot of literal “action” to convey. The violence for the sake of disciplining the disciples boiled my blooooooooood. Yet, at the same time, he felt out of place in France; the society seemed soulless.

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The book states contrary to what “people have wanted us to believe”, Avnture are not more racist by nature than any other European settlers. He even has the gall to state he would achieve “rational understanding” of something that is entirely irrational.