This is a superb book about an architect who, though successful, is a bit lost in his life, his wife having left him, his friends dying and his increasing concern about declining values. He receives a note asking him to phone a number — that of his old girlfriend he has not seen for years. At the same time we follow the story of a twenty-something would-be theatre director and playwright.
Advanced Search Abstract Cheikh Hamidou Kane was born in into a noble, scholarly family from the north of Senegal. His father was educated in the Islamic sciences and familiar with the theological and philosophical thought of both the Islamic and European traditions.
Cheikh Hamidou Kane later left Senegal to study philosophy at the Sorbonne.
Ambiguous Adventure was written in the early s, but was not published until It has often been seen as a philosophical novel that deals with the social and intellectual dilemmas of an African Muslim society having to submit to secular cultural norms imported with French rule; but the story is actually about something much more fundamental.
This article tries to demonstrate that Ambiguous Adventure is about the devastating effect upon the protagonist, Samba Diallo, of losing the precious esoteric knowledge transmitted to him within the Islamic mystical tradition, which is erased with the imposition of the French educational system.
Examining the work in this light, the paper shows that Samba Diallo's journey is actually a tragic inversion of the classical model featured in tales of initiation.
For Permissions, please email:Abstract. Cheikh Hamidou Kane was born in into a noble, scholarly family from the north of Senegal. His father was educated in the Islamic sciences and familiar with the theological and philosophical thought of both the Islamic and European traditions.
Apr 01, · CHEIKH HAMIDOU KANE was born in in Senegal. Educated in a Koranic school, he went on to study philosophy and law at the University of Paris, before returning to Senegal where he became a government minister and, later, a UNICEF representative traveling throughout pfmlures.com: Cheikh Hamidou Kane.
Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure. Samba endures the rigors and physical Samba endures the rigors and physical pain inflicted by his teacher because he shares the master’s commitment and.
In the Senegalese Cheikh Hamidou Kane's Ambiguous Adventure the lure of European technology causes the complicity between Islam and traditional political power to break down.
In another time the royal and spiritually gifted Samba Diallo may have been left to pursue a path of spiritual greatness in the hands of his Ṣ ū f ī spiritual director. Ambiguous Adventure is an indispensable book for anyone wish- ing to delve into the psychology of colonialism.” — Words Without Borders “Cheikh Hamidou Kane, avoiding the temporal and political ele- ment of his subject matter, the anguish of being black, lands upon a reflection that concerns us all: the anguish of being human.”.
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