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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Having started at a Koranic school he eventually went to read philosophy and law at the University of Paris before training as an administrator at the Ecole Nationale de la France d’Outre-Mer.

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Sambo Cheimh is unable to identify with the soulless material civilization he finds in France, where he is sent to learn the secrets of the white man’s power. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Ambiguous Adventure is initially gripping with its description of a Koranic school and the life of the protagonist, Samba Diallo.

Samba is sent to the local French school, and from there goes to France, which leads to conflict between the values and beliefs he was brought up with and the emptiness he feels in the Western culture. The novel successfully depicts the sense of a divided self and the conflict between “progress” and traditional values and beliefs.

However at times it becomes bogged down in philosophical discussion. Because this seems to overshadow the setting and characters, at times the people in the book feel very removed and distant.

However, the novel is certainly a valuable representation hwmidou Sengalese literature especially in terms of the impact of colonization. I love this book; I read it in the original French many years ago and am just coming back to it now in this English translation. I do not know of another book that so richly and respectfully describes a culture very different from our Western Amazon-dot-com based culture.

You can tell that the author cares deeply for the characters that he writes about and that he has a great deal of empathy for them and their decisions. Even though you might not have a lot in common with the African characters, you advenrure understand them from the force of ambiguouw personalities as the author describes them.


This is a beautiful book and well worth reading in these times, when it seems that we are afraid of other cultures and their protagonists. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Great for anthropology and sociology as you explore your origins and question what you know.


One of the first African novels to really capture the tension between a young Senegalese immigrant who forsakes his own culture at the request of his family for an education at the hands of the Europeans who are gaining control of their land.

Heart wrenching and tragic and very well written. One person found this helpful.

Came on time and I loved it so much. Both political and spiritual, and hqmidou the boundaries between them. It came in great condition. I am very happy! See all 17 reviews.

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