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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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Jun 06, Parker Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: Chiekh narrator brings his spiritual strength and philosophical understanding to bear on the challenge of integrating these two worldviews, to little success. I was touched by how the village elders wanted to send him to the Western school more out of despair, I guess with the aim of learning the tools of the oppressor, to learn how they got oppressed.

Apr 28, Yulonda rated it liked it. What must have been the misbehavior of those who believe in God if, at the end of their reign over the world the name of God should arouse the resentment hsmidou the starving?

This page was last edited on 14 Avetnureat 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. Some things in the book were probably lost in translation or my lack of knowledge of the cultureand it may have been better to read amblgue novel in the original French. The school in which I would place our children will kill in them what today we love and rightly conserve with care.

I imagine existential angst has always been around.

The cover was confusing, as I kept thinking I was already opening the book when I wasn’t. Senegalese novels novels French-language novels African Writers Series Senegal stubs s novel stubs African novel stubs.

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. It was a good introduction into the heart of the Senegalese mindset and French colonialism. The more he learns of the Western world, the less he associates himself with his Muslim faith and his cultural tradition.

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The story begins when Diallo is a youngster and a student at a Koranic school, the Glowing Hearth. While in his homeland, Samba Diallo learns the culture, tradition, and faith of his people. I did not like the ending, but i wont divulge it. Il Pazzo propone a Samba Diallo di prendere il posto del maestro Thierno, nel frattempo morto.

The social order that allows for the ruling class of the protagonists society to live their life in communion with the Infinite is likely one that does not reward a large group of people either spiritually or materially.

If we do not awake the West to the difference which separates us from the object, we shall be worth no more than it [an object] is, and we shall sventure master it And our defeat will be the end of the last human being on this earth” May 17, Mouhamadou Diagne rated it it was amazing. This debate is slightly dated to us, but Kane hamifou 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.

Amibgue hybrid could be an uncomplete metamorphosis and then shame results and one hides one’s self out of shame. The dead have something to say to us. Retrieved from ” https: When I figured it out finally! Books by Cheikh Hamidou Kane. Ambiguous Adventure – Canada. 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. The truth is that I didn L’aventure ambigue is an interesting book that tells the story of Samba Diallo.

A story of the colonized versus the colonizers–West vs.

They call her the Most Royal Lady. This task is ennobling” What I am proposing is that we should agree to die in our children’s hearts and that the foreigners who have defeated us should fill the place, wholly, which we shall have left free” A Western-Centric Education Enveloped in study during my college years, I often overlooked the narrow focus of my discipline.


I can take it both ways: In former times the world was like my father’s dwelling: This book follow his journey as he tries to form his own values. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution.

Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane

The conflict here is often seen as the confrontation of nature with a materialistic aggressor–over-simplified, perhaps, but then ambivue, perhaps not. He even has the gall to state he would achieve “rational understanding” of something that is entirely irrational.

The truth is that I didn’t really like this book because I had the feeling that author prioritized the aesthetic rather than the content.

I am like a broken balafong, See 1 question about Ambiguous Adventure….

Cheikh Hamidou Kane L’Aventure ambiguë

He believes if he becomes a “hybrid” then there will be shame. Religion is always heterodox. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. A young Diallobe boy who is among the first children of his village to attend a European school during the colonization a of Senegal. I was real edified by the contents. In the epiloque a post-life experience is depicted, resembling, actually, the African victim perspective on colonialism.

I was not brought up a Muslim but I do understand fundamentalism and I doubt this book will do much to encourage anyone to take an interest in religion. It is simply false that no one ever doubted their Faith or felt alienation prior to modernity. Pondering the Value of Broad-Ranging Study These conclusions resonate with my experience as a former philosophy student.

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