French title: L’aventure ambiguë; Translated by Katherine Woods; Awarded the Grand Prix de l’Afrique Noir. – Return to top of the page -. : L’aventure Ambigue (French Edition) (): Hamidou Cheikh Kane: Books. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , D. Murphy and others published Review: Cheikh Hamidou Kane: ‘L’Aventure ambigue’ }.

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For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. L’ambigua avventura – Italia. His father maintains otherwise: A English translation of the novel was republished as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series in Starts off as a young boy receiving a religious education in Senegal, then moves avetnure Paris in order to continue his studies.

Diallo’s religious teacher sees only the one way: Diallo’s background and biography is, in its outlines, very similar to Kane’s.

Avventure in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: A model attribution edit summary using German: This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French. 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: Samba Diallo’s spiritual teacher in Senegal.


Man has never been so unhappy as at this moment when he is accumulating so much. The Most Royal Lady recognizes the risks in sending the boy and others like him off to such schools: 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.

Ambiguous Adventure – India. 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.

Teaches him to recite the Koran by the sacred fire in his hut. The school in which I would place our children will kill in them abigue today we love and rightly conserve with care.

Cheikh Hamidou Kane L’Aventure ambiguë

Perhaps the very memory of us will die in them. When they return from the school, there may be those who will not recognize us.

Diallo deludes himself into believing: If there is a risk, they are best prepared to cope successfully with it, because they are most firmly attached to what they are. A smart boy, he impresses his teacher greatly “What purity!


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View a machine-translated version of the French article. 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 complete review ‘s Review:.

Ambiguous Adventure – Cheikh Hamidou Kane

The Europeans look to be part of the inevitable future, but he is also drawn to his African roots and the past.

It’s an ugly message and an ugly illusion. Islamic values and those of the West. There’s a certain elegance to much of this Ambiguous Adventurebut the novel is also too simplistic in its message — and too focussed on the religious.

Ambiguous Adventure – US. Diallo’s “elderly cousin”, a sort of family matriarch called the Most Royal Lady, believes that the children should learn from the invaders: