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Author Kane, Hamidou, author.

Uniform Title Aventure ambiguŽ. English
Title Ambiguous adventure / Cheikh Hamidou Kane ; translated from the French by Katherine Woods.

Publication Info. London : Heinemann, 1972.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Harmon  843 K131a 1972    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 178 pages ; 19 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series African writers series ; 119
African writers series ; 119.
Note Translation of: L'aventure ambiguŽ.
Summary The celebrated classic by a groundbreaking figure in African literature addresses a critical contemporary issue--the collision of Islamic African values and Western culture. Young Samba Diallo is a devout pupil in a Koranic religious school in Senegal whose parents send him to Paris to study philosophy. Unknown to Samba, it is his family's desperate attempt to better understand the French colonial forces transforming their traditional way of life. But for Samba, it's an exciting adventure, and once in France he excels at his new studies and is delighted by both the French language and his new "marvelous comprehension and total communion" with the Western world. But Samba's joy soon turns to doubt, as he finds himself torn between the materialistic secularism and isolation of French civilization and the deeper spiritual influences of his homeland.
Subject Africa -- Fiction.
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Woods, Katherine, 1886-1968, translator.
ISBN 0435901192

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