Cheikh Hamidou Kane L’Aventure ambiguë. Books, Stationery, Computers, Laptops and more. Buy online and get free delivery on orders above Ksh. French title: L’aventure ambiguë; Translated by Katherine Woods; Awarded the Grand Prix de l’Afrique Noir. – Return to top of the page -. Get this from a library! L’Aventure Ambigue. [Hamidou Kane].

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Smbigue has all the unique advantages of being privy to our knowledge, but he has either rejected it or has somehow escaped its influence. His father maintains otherwise: Starts off as a young boy receiving a religious education in Senegal, then moves to Paris in order to continue his studies. The first part of the book describes what is essentially this ambiguue for the youth’s mind and soul. The complete review ‘s Review:. Please verify that you are not a robot.

Could there be a man in whose mind and consciousness all the hopes and inhibitions of the last two thousand years have died? There, he loses touch with his Islamic faith and his Senegalese roots. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

Retrieved from ” https: The Europeans look to be part of the inevitable future, but he is also drawn to his African roots and the past. But, like everything which is historical, they undergo constant transformation. Bhabha, The Location of Culture French View all editions and formats. The story begins when Diallo is a youngster and a student at a Koranic school, the Glowing Hearth.

When Samba Diallo migrates to Paris to pursue his studies in philosophy he ends up voicing scepticism about his avdnture. Home About Help Search.

Ambiguous Adventure – Cheikh Hamidou Kane

Diallo believes religion offers spiritual fulfilment and seems convinced that it is all that man needs to be whole — but he has an excuse for not finding or achieving that fulfilment, as he has been corrupted by the West. So the decision is made to send Diallo there, a radical change from the religious education he had been receiving until then. It was a break with my former attitudes as a Negro and a communist—an attempt to think over and redefine my attitudes and my thinking.


Paris, Editions du Seuil, French View all editions and formats Rating: If there is a risk, they are best prepared to cope successfully with it, because they are most firmly attached to what they are.

Cheikh Hamidou Kane L’Aventure ambiguë

A man speaking our language, dressing and behaving as we do, and yet living on a completely different plane? Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Michel in the Diasporic Imagination. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

There is change afoot, however: Man has never been so unhappy as at this moment when he is accumulating so much. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation.

It’s an ugly message and an ugly illusion.

Indeed, the insight they acquire from their spiritual search does not open any doors to them other than those of solitude and dereliction. Remember me on this computer.

A English translation of the novel was republished as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series in Articles to be expanded from June All articles to be expanded Culture articles needing translation from French Wikipedia Books with missing cover All stub articles. These novels stage two black intellectual characters who find themselves trapped by the ideological and moral forces of their social environment.


Islamic values and those of the West. Diallo’s background and biography is, in its outlines, very similar to Kane’s. A model attribution edit summary using German: WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.


The E-mail Address es field is required. Samba Diallo goes on to meditate on the fate awaiting the postcolonial intellectual: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

But while Samba Diallo finds himself bogged down in pathological hybridity, Cross Damon rejects institutionalized values to assert freedom as an absolute staple ambugue his existence.

Preview this item Preview ambbigue item. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. On the different categories of hybridity, Ella Shohat This article about a s novel is a stub. Kane even has a Shakespearean fool-character who brings the point home on several occasions. It may be that we shall be captured at the end of our itinerary, vanquished by our adventure itself. This may account for their interest in philosophy though their constant involvement with metaphysical issues deepens their existential wounds, leaving them with the tragic sense of nothingness.

You may send this item to up to five recipients. See Ania Loomba, Colonialism and Postcolonialism Sometimes the metamorphosis is not even finished. But such a space proves perilous and unstable as Samba Diallo realizes: June Click [show] for important translation instructions.