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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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.


The violence for the sake of disciplining the disciples boiled my blooooooooood. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The story begins when Diallo is a youngster and a student at a Koranic school, the Glowing Hearth.

I can buy into that premise.

Ambiguous Adventure – Cheikh Hamidou Kane

Even though you might not have a lot in common with the African characters, you will understand them from the force of their personalities as the author describes them. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

Get to Know Us. First the protagonist is at a Koranic school. 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: Product details Paperback Publisher: There’s a certain elegance to much of this Ambiguous Adventurebut the novel ambigous also too simplistic in its message — and too focussed on the religious.


Ambiguous Adventure

It is simply false that no one ever doubted their Faith or felt alienation prior to modernity. Ambiguous Adventure – UK.

Apr 08, Thomas Schrepfer rated it really liked it. It was a good introduction into the heart of the Senegalese mindset and French colonialism. He even has the gall to state he would achieve “rational understanding” of something that is entirely irrational.

Samba Diallo, principal personnage du livre, en fait directement les frais. But he is grateful that he at least has an awareness of “the reality of a non-Western universe” and he pities those who don’t have it, alienated without anything to fall back on a Sartrean alienation perhaps not being so unusual in the France of that time.

The social order that allows for the ruling class of the protagonists society to live their life in communion with the Infinite is likely hamido that does not reward a large group of people either spiritually or materially. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Even though I greatly appreciate my education and credit it for sharpening my critical reasoning skills, I feel unbalanced.


AMBIGUOUS ADVENTURE by Cheikh Hamidou Kane | Kirkus Reviews

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. This novel is about a Senegalese man’s experiences in France.

The dead have something to say to us. It’s very current, you know. If you are interested in non-Western views on life, check out Ambiguous Adventure. I love this book; I read it in the original French many years ago and am just coming back hamdiou it now in this English translation. Still the damage has been done. Yet we gradually realize that things are not exactly as they seem.

Finally, the ending felt incomplete. The narrator grows up feeling connected with the world, sensing the underlying unity of the spiritual and physical realms. Read avdenture Read less.

Jun 20, Dana Kraft rated it liked it Shelves: In the end, the more Samba learns, the more he realizes life is ambiguous.