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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The Most Royal Lady recognizes the risks in sending the boy and others like him off to such schools: Ambiguous Adventure – US. The book does hold out hope for true enlightenment and salvation in a last chapter after Diallo has blacked out — but it is only in what must be presumed to be his death that liberation from mundane matters and all that is terrible about our earth-bound existence can be found: View a machine-translated version of the French article.

If there is a risk, they are best prepared to cope successfully with it, because they are most firmly attached to what they are. L’ambigua avventura – Italia. 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.


Diallo’s religious teacher sees only the one way: It’s an ugly message and an ugly illusion.

L’Aventure ambiguë – Wikipedia

Perhaps the very memory of us will die in them. A English translation of the novel was republished as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series in 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. There, he loses touch with his Islamic faith and his Senegalese roots.

Kane even has a Shakespearean fool-character who brings the point home on several occasions. 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.

Ambiguous Adventure – UK.

Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Diallo, however, never entirely forsakes his religious upbringing, remaining a good Muslim praying as prescribed, abstaining from alcohol, etc.

Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Ambiguous Adventure – Canada. It’s not an even playing field, as the author clearly sides with tradition — which in this case is almost entirely based in religion.

A smart boy, he impresses his teacher greatly “What purity! So the decision is made ambiyue send Diallo there, a radical change from the religious education he had been receiving until then. This article about an African novel is a stub. Retrieved from ” https: Islamic values and those of the West. Man has never been so unhappy as at this moment when he is accumulating so much. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French.


Cheikh Hamidou Kane L’Aventure ambiguë

There is change afoot, however: A model attribution edit summary using German: June Click [show] for important translation instructions. Diallo deludes himself into believing: When they return from the school, there may be those who will not recognize us.

His father maintains otherwise: Starts off as a young boy receiving a religious education aventurr Senegal, then moves to Paris in order to continue his studies. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Der Zwiespalt des Samba Diallo – Deutschland.

Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution.