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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No trivia or quizzes yet. East–Culture shock as seen through the eyes of Samba Diallo, an African who hamidlu in Paris and loses parts of his ambivue in a mechanized and individualistic society.

I still have not read another book that captures the differential impact of quranic education in a West African environment and Western education in Europe on a pupil who has been shaped by both. The story begins when Diallo is a youngster and a student at a Koranic school, the Glowing Hearth.

Islamic values and those of the West.

Diallo’s “elderly cousin”, a sort of family matriarch called the Most Royal Lady, believes that the children should learn from the invaders: L’aventure ambigue is an interesting book that tells the story of Samba Kanne. It is the perfect encapsulation of the West African Muslim way of life. On the black continent it began to be understood that their true power lay not in lane cannons of the first morning, but rather in what followed the cannons” 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 the novel in the original French.


His experience with the West exposes him to a new way of thought, one that is secure in its own superiority and values things only for their practical ut This book is about so much more than “a Senegalese man’s experience in France. It is an old story, the oldest some would say.

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To view it, click here. They say that the movement is spreading, and that soon, in the world, that same great cry against poverty will drown out the voice of the muezzins.

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This article about a s novel is a stub. The culture of the Diallobes being very strict and religious, Samba Diallo found himself struggling to haimdou a balance between his values as a Diallobe and the European values he learned at school.

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.

Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Samba Diallo says that it is “artificial, accidental.

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Thus, he is also out of sorts with his own people. The countries are fictitious but the struggle isn’t.


I should have not gone to the foreign school, and I should not be here this evening, if it had not been for her desire to find an explanation for our defeat.

Paperbackpages. To me, this is profound, and I was reminded of Du Bois as I read that passage–“one ever feels his twoness In the epiloque a post-life experience is depicted, resembling, actually, the episode in Wilder’s our “Our Town” play, which imagined dead people as continuing to experience life, but on a different plane. Jun 20, Dana Kraft rated it liked it Shelves: One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

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In former times the world was like my father’s dwelling: Still the damage has been done. Jun 06, Parker Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 6 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.