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Ambiguous Adventure

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Publisher Comments:

Sambo Diallo finds his situation is ambiguous; while he has become estranged from the simple Muslim faith of his people in Senegal, he is unable to identify with the soulless material civilization he finds in France where he is sent to learn the secrets of white man's power.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Sambo Diallo is unable to identify with the soulless material civilization he finds in France, where he is sent to learn the secrets of the white man's power.

About the Author

Cheikh Hamidou Kane was born in 1928 in Mataru in Senegal. Having started at a Koranic school he eventually went to read philosophy and law at the University of Paris before training as an administrator at the Ecole Nationale de la France d'Outre-Mer. He returned to Senegal in 1959 and has become in turn the Director of the Department of Economic Planning and Development, Governor of the Region of Thiès and Commissioner of Planning in Mamadou Dia's government. He has worked for UNICEF in Lagos and Abidjan. L'Aventure Ambigue was published by Juillard in 1961 and won the 1962 Grand Prix Littéraire de l'Afrique Noir.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435901196
Author:
Kane, Cheikh Hamidou
Publisher:
Heinemann
Translator:
Woods, Katherine
Author:
Kane
Author:
Woods, Katherine
Author:
Kane, Hamidou
Author:
Kane, Cheikh H.
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Africa -- Fiction
Copyright:
Series:
African writers series ;
Series Volume:
0119
Publication Date:
19720101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
7.28x4.80x.50 in. .30 lbs.

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