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The title of Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s novel, L’Aventure amnbigueu, refers to the ambiguous Le Devoir de Violence, though it has a less militant side. She tells. French title: L’aventure ambiguë; Translated by Katherine Woods; Awarded the Grand Prix de l’Afrique Noir Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure is a fairly early novel of an African travelling to Europe to study and the . This item:L’aventure Ambigue (French Edition) by Hamidou Cheikh Kane Mass Une Vie de Boy (French Edition) Le ventre de L’Atlantique (French Edition).

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The school in which I would place our children will kill in them what today we love and rightly conserve with care. Diallo’s background and biography is, in its outlines, very similar to Kane’s.

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Truly, this child was a gift from God. Kane even has a Shakespearean fool-character who brings the point home on several occasions. God offers all the easy answers: It’s not an even playing field, as the author clearly sides with tradition — which in this case is almost entirely based in religion.

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 qventure unusual in the France of that time.


Remember me on this computer. The story begins when Diallo is a youngster and a student at a Koranic school, the Glowing Hearth.

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The book does hold out hope for true enlightenment and salvation in a last chapter after Diallo has blacked out — but it is only in what must be presumed to be his death that liberation from mundane matters and all that is terrible about our earth-bound existence can be found: Your request to send this item has been completed.

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Diallo’s religious teacher sees only the one way: Ambiguous Adventure – Canada. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Finding libraries that hold this item Ambiguous Adventure remains a book of both historic and literary interest, but it’s religious focus is a terrible limitation — though given resurgent fundamentalism of Christian, Muslim, and other sorts Kane may merely be expressing what are again widely-held sentiments. The E-mail message field is required. Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane.

There, he loses touch with his Islamic faith and his Senegalese roots. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. There is change afoot, however: The chief’s sister and a relative of Samba Diallo, she pushes for him to attend the French school in order to learn “how to conquer without being right.

There’s a certain elegance to much of this Ambiguous Adventurebut the novel is also too simplistic in its message — and too focussed on hamiodu religious. Perhaps the very memory of us will die in them. Diallo believes religion offers spiritual fulfilment and seems convinced that it is all that man wn to be whole — but he has an excuse for not finding or achieving that fulfilment, as he has been corrupted by the West.


The name field is required. He is not one of those who don’t recognize their ambbigue and their heritage after learning from the French; instead, he finds himself torn between the two. Samba Diallo’s spiritual teacher in Senegal.

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Ambiguous Adventure – Cheikh Hamidou Kane

WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Diallo, however, never entirely forsakes his religious upbringing, remaining a good Muslim praying as prescribed, abstaining from alcohol, etc.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: It’s an ugly message and an ugly illusion. He reads Pascal “Of the men of the West, he is certainly the most reassuring” and thinks he sees some positives in the advancements brought by European civilization.