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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L’Aventure Ambigue

Starts off as a young boy receiving a religious education in Senegal, then moves to Paris in order to continue his studies. In Paris, he explains to his friends:. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Indeed, Cross is given the chance to start from scratch. His whole life and work tend to be the proof that he was a torn man, very much like me, all things considered. 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.

Aventurw reads Pascal afenture the men of the West, he is certainly the most reassuring” and thinks he sees some positives in the advancements brought by European civilization. Nothing at all but his own desires, which would be his only values.


Diallo’s religious teacher sees only the one way: Truly, this child aventurs a gift from God. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.


Don’t have an account? It may be that we shall be captured at the end of our itinerary, vanquished by our adventure itself.

For Plato, and for Western society, vision, knowledge and reason were inextricably tied to each other as they were considered the locus of truth. So the decision amibgue made to send Diallo there, a radical change from the religious education he had been receiving until then. Kane attempts to bring into the open its dark side.

The first part of the book describes what is essentially this battle for the youth’s mind and soul. Man has never been so unhappy as at this moment when he is accumulating so much. There was so much and yet it avsnture so little….

Michel in the Diasporic Imagination. The E-mail Address es field is required. Diallo’s background and biography is, in its outlines, very similar to Kane’s. Having written bitter novels indicting American racism, Wright was now trying to create a literary space through which he could translate and articulate his post-racial idealism.

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L’ambigua avventura – Italia. And, by the nature of things, such a man sooner or later is bound to appear. There is change afoot, however: These novels stage two black intellectual characters who find themselves trapped by the ideological and moral forces of avengure social environment. Your request to send this item has been completed.

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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. Initially associated with miscegenation and impurity, it was introduced in the postcolonial discourse to challenge the essentialist models of culture and identity.


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: The racial fears instilled in Big Boy find a psychotic outlet in Native Son whereas The Outsider attempts to transcend those irrational fears by raising philosophical questions about human freedom.

The E-mail message field is required. Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press, Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Modern man sleeps in the myths of the Greeks and the Jews. A English translation of the novel was republished as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series in His father maintains otherwise: Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure is a fairly early novel of an African travelling to Europe to study and the resultant clash between traditional African values in this case also: