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The Resource Ambiguous adventure, [by] Cheikh Hamidou Kane; translated from the French by Katherine Woods

Ambiguous adventure, [by] Cheikh Hamidou Kane; translated from the French by Katherine Woods

Label
Ambiguous adventure
Title
Ambiguous adventure
Statement of responsibility
[by] Cheikh Hamidou Kane; translated from the French by Katherine Woods
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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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 Hailed by Chinua Achebe as one of the greatest African novels ever written, this long-unavailable classic tells the tale of young Samba Diallo, 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. As Samba puts it: "I have become the two." Written in an elegant, lyrical prose, Ambiguous Adventure is a masterful expression of the immigrant experience and the repercussions of colonialism, and a great work of literature about the uneasy relationship between Islamic Africa and the West--a relationship more important today than ever before"-- Provided by publisher
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Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10126723
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
843
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.K163
  • PQ3989.2.K3
LC item number
Am8
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
African writers series
Series volume
119
Target audience
adult
Label
Ambiguous adventure, [by] Cheikh Hamidou Kane; translated from the French by Katherine Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of L'aventure ambiguë
Control code
5131348
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
[4] 178 p.
Isbn
9780435901196
Lccn
73169859
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00819164
  • (OCoLC)819164
Label
Ambiguous adventure, [by] Cheikh Hamidou Kane; translated from the French by Katherine Woods
Publication
Note
Translation of L'aventure ambiguë
Control code
5131348
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
[4] 178 p.
Isbn
9780435901196
Lccn
73169859
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00819164
  • (OCoLC)819164

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