EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes Marketplace items.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes Marketplace items.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items.
Search
Ambiguous Adventure

Ambiguous Adventure - 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-1612190549

Cover of Ambiguous Adventure 12 (ISBN 978-1612190549)
ISBN13: 978-1612190549
ISBN10: 1612190545
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 12
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Published: 2012
International: No

More Shipping Options

Ambiguous Adventure - 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-1612190549

Cheikh Hamidou Kane

ISBN13: 978-1612190549
ISBN10: 1612190545
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 12
Publisher: Melville House Publishing

Published: 2012
International: No
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 school in Senegal whose parents send him to Paris to study philosophy.

But unknown to Samba, it is a desperate attempt by his parents to better understand the French colonial forces transforming their traditional way of life. Instead, for Samba, it seems an exciting adventure, and once in France he excels at his new studies and is delighted by his new ''marvelous comprehension and total communion'' with the Western world.

Soon, though, 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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options