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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I was real edified by the contents. It’s an episodic meditation, because Kane wrote this book over ten years, as he did go through many of the events we follow in the book. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. cheijh

Retrieved from ” https: Diallo deludes himself into believing: Perhaps the very memory of us will die in them. This review has been hidden because it ambigur spoilers.

It’s an ugly message and an ugly illusion. As students, we dove into philosophy from a deductive approach, setting aside much of European existentialism and Eastern philosophy.

View all 3 comments. Jan 24, Nick Duretta rated it liked it. Anbigue and try again. Senegalese novels novels French-language novels African Writers Series Senegal stubs s novel stubs African novel stubs.

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Nietzsche is the contemporary of the industrial revolution. 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 never master it And our defeat will be the end of the last human being on this earth” There, he loses touch with his Islamic faith and his Senegalese roots. The narrator grows up feeling connected with the world, sensing the underlying unity of the spiritual and physical realms.


Starts off as a young boy receiving a religious education in Senegal, then moves to Paris in order to continue his studies.

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When I figured it out finally! This text also reminds me of the tension between theology and religious studies. When they return from the school, there may be those who will not recognize us. 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.

Thus, he is also out of sorts with his own people. Needless to say they butt heads. The cover was confusing, as I kept thinking I was already opening the book when I wasn’t.

Much like Samba, my philosophical studies carried an immensely Western influence. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Ultimately it is unclear to me that a sense of spiritual loss coming from a former ruling elite after they are dispossessed is particularly interesting. One of his questions that really made me think was whether his doubts and struggles were just a part of him growing up or were part of a larger struggle for his people and his faith.

Apr 18, Suzanne Ondrus rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I also reject the portrayal of the Native society as homogenous in their religious beliefs and contentment. This novel is about a Senegalese man’s experiences in France. She draws on the analogy of ploughing up fields and burning them which they do every year as the rainy season approaches, and she calls on the citizens to do this with the children, their future.

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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.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It remi This book cuts right to the philosophical heart of the conflict between the colonizing West and Islamic Africa at least west Africa. Aug 13, Yann rated it really liked it.

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Apr 22, Emily rated it really liked it. A English translation of the novel was republished as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series in The narrator aventute his spiritual strength and philosophical understanding to bear on the challenge of integrating these two worldviews, to little success.

For Samba—ever the excellent student—this opportunity allows him a chance to continue learning. Trivia About Ambiguous Adventure. A story of the colonized versus the colonizers–West vs. About Cheikh Hamidou Kane. After returning to his own country, he could not bring himself to pray.

For man’s welfare and happiness we must have the presence and the guarantee of God. Only the artifice has grown stronger with time, covering up what is of nature.