Hailed by way of Chinua Achebe as one of many maximum African novels ever written, this long-unavailable vintage tells the story of younger Samba Diallo, a religious scholar in a Koranic college in Senegal whose mom and dad ship him to Paris to review philosophy.
But unknown to Samba, it's a determined try out by means of his mom and dad to higher comprehend the French colonial forces remodeling their conventional lifestyle. as a substitute, for Samba, it kind of feels a thrilling event, and as soon as in France he excels at his new reviews and is thrilled by way of his new "marvelous comprehension and overall communion" with the Western world.
Soon, even though, he reveals himself torn among the materialistic secularism and isolation of French civilization and the deeper non secular impacts of his fatherland. As Samba places it: "I became the two."
Written in a sublime, lyrical prose, Ambiguous Adventure is a masterful expression of the immigrant event and the repercussions of colonialism, and an exceptional paintings of literature concerning the uneasy courting among Islamic Africa and the West—a dating extra vital this present day than ever before.
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