CHEIKH HAMIDOU KANE was born in in Mataru in Senegal. Having started at a Koranic school he eventually went to read philosophy and law at the. Ambiguous adventure [Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Katherine Woods] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A modern African political revolutionary. Ambiguous Adventure has ratings and 68 reviews. Orsodimondo said: DIO NON È UN GENITORE Il Cavaliere affida suo figlio Samba Diallo a Thierno, ma.

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Read reviews that mention ambiguous adventure african culture ambiguouus french literature western description france worlds. Islamic values and those of the West. Dec 24, Jim rated it liked it. That was the first time I have truly read my own culture within a western genre: Learn more about Amazon Prime. The Most Royal Lady recognizes the risks in sending the boy and others like him off to such schools: He even has the gall to state he would achieve “rational understanding” of something that is entirely irrational.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s an hajidou message and an ugly illusion. Whether intentional or unintentional, the program implies an inconsequential view of non-Western worldviews. Still the damage has been done. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Truly, this child was a gift from God. An interesting take on one young man’s experience with religion, as filtered through colonialism and the contest between Christian and Islamic traditions as different parts of the world collide.


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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 culture of the Diallobes being very strict and religious, Samba Diallo found himself struggling to find a balance between his values as a Diallobe and the European values he learned at school.

I was not brought up a Muslim but I do understand fundamentalism and Amviguous doubt this book will do much to encourage anyone to take an interest hzmidou religion.

Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. 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. I am very happy! Heart wrenching and tragic and very well written.


Ambiguous Adventure – Cheikh Hamidou Kane

It came in great condition. Both the author and hero of this novel are young, French-educated, Genegalese Negroes, whose basic heritage is African cheijh devout Mohammedan. The book is basically cheioh autobiographical, but a poetic-philosophical exploration of the differences between Westerners and Africans; its first half is full of striking definitions.

Even though I greatly appreciate my education and credit it for sharpening my ambiguou reasoning skills, I feel unbalanced. A young Diallobe boy who is among the first children of his village to attend a European school during the colonization a of Senegal.

As students, we dove into philosophy from a deductive approach, setting aside much of European existentialism and Eastern philosophy. So Long a Letter. So Long a Letter. 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.

From the Trade Paperback edition. L’aventure ambigue is an interesting book that tells the story of Samba Diallo.

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