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Cheikh Hamidou Kane

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Ambiguous Adventure (1961) 315 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Les Gardiens du Temple (1995) 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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The content is extremely interesting. The message is very important. It's one of the rare books where the author has something to say. A great shame that the novel is badly-written. I haven't read the novel in its original language, so I can't really say to what extent the bad translation contributed to this mess. But I don't think I'd have liked the writing much better in French. The lack of maturity made me cringe very often and put me off, it made me insensitive to the many virtues of the work. I couldn't get past the contrast between the immense gravity of the subject matter and the undercooked writing...… (mere)
 
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AminBoussif | 3 andre anmeldelser | Sep 22, 2021 |
> KANE Cheikh Hamidou, Les gardiens du temple, Paris, Stock, 1995, 338 pages, 120 F
Se reporter au compte rendu de Jacques CHEVRIER
In: Chevrier, J. (1996). Compte rendu de [KANE Cheikh Hamidou, Les gardiens du temple, Paris, Stock, 1995, 338 pages, 120 F]. Études littéraires africaines, (1), 42–43 … ; (en ligne),
URL : rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://www.erudit.org/fr/revues/ela/1996-n1-ela02277/1042691ar/… (mere)
 
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Joop-le-philosophe | Jan 9, 2021 |
> De manière significative L'Aventure ambiguë, histoire d'un itinéraire spirituel, porte en sous-titre récit. Ce qui frappe en effet le lecteur de ce livre, c'est le classicisme dû autant à la retenue du ton qu'à la portée universelle de la réflexion philosophique. Sans doute l'auteur oppose-t-il à la pensée technique de l'Occident, essentiellement tournée vers l'action, la pensée de l'Islam, repliée sur elle-même, mais, au-delà de cette confrontation, c'est finalement le problème de l'existence qui est posé. On voit par là comment Cheikh Hamidou Kane, échappant à la donnée temporelle et politique de son sujet, l'angoisse d'être noir, débouche sur une réflexion qui nous concerne tous l'angoisse d'être homme.
--J. Chevrier, Le Monde

> Cheikh Hamidou Kane, échappant à la donnée temporelle et politique de son sujet, l'angoisse d'être noir, débouche sur une réflexion qui nous concerne tous : l'angoisse d'être homme.
--Jacques Chevrier, Le Monde

> Le Temps (I. R.) : https://www.letemps.ch/culture/cheikh-hamidou-kane-monument-litterature-africain...
> Esprit, No. 297 (7/8) (Juillet-Août 1961), pp. 169-170.
> The French Review, Vol. 55, No. 6, Literature and Civilization of Black Francophone Africa (May, 1982), pp. 742-751.
> The French Review, Vol. 55, No. 6, Literature and Civilization of Black Francophone Africa (May, 1982), pp. 752-760.
> Dalhousie French Studies, Vol. 45 (Winter 1998), pp. 121-131.

> Sr MARIE-CELESTE, Le mysticisme de Cheikh Hamidou Kane.
In: Relations, juillet 1977, Juillet - Août. … ; (en ligne),
URL : https://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2507619

> Maurice Courtois. Aventure ambiguë.
In: Littérature, n°34, 1979. pp. 121-125.… ; (en ligne),
URL : https://www.persee.fr/doc/litt_0047-4800_1979_num_34_2_2113
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Joop-le-philosophe | 3 andre anmeldelser | Nov 26, 2018 |
In this brief but powerful book, Samba Diallo, the son of an important leader of the Diallobé in Senegal, goes first to a local Islamic school, where he studies with a man known as the Teacher of the Diallobé, then to the school set up by the French colonial administration, and finally on to college in Paris. While the novella focuses on Samba (whose schooling, apparently, was a lot like that of the author), it is really a philosophical novel, consisting of multiple conversations about Islamic beliefs versus those of the west. Through these conversations, the Islamic beliefs are presented as a beautiful way of living in the world, of interacting with other people, and of approaching death, while western philosophies and actions are divorced from meaning and from faith, materialistic, and atheistic. Although this could appear didactic or oversimplified, in the context of the novel the conversations appear completely realistic and thoughtful. In essence, the novella confronts the European conquest of Africa with ideas as well as bullets, leading Africans to become estranged from their own history and cultures.

Although this is fundamentally a philosophical novel (how French, one might say), the author has created memorable characters and situations, both in Africa and in France, and a portrait of a time when African leaders had a real choice to make about how to deal with the west. Of course, that choice still continues, and not only in Africa.
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