Cheikh Hamidou Kane

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Cheikh Hamidou Kane in 2008.

Cheikh Hamidou Kane (born 2 April 1928 in Matam) is a Senegalese writer best known for his prize-winning novel L'Aventure ambiguë (Ambiguous Adventure),[1] about the interactions of western and African cultures. Its hero is a Fulani boy who goes to study in France. There, he loses touch with his Islamic faith and his Senegalese roots.


  1. ^ "Cheikh Hamidou Kane relève l'importance des griots dans la préservation de la mémoire" (in French). Agence de Presse Sénégalaise. 10 March 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 

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