Cheikh Hamidou Kane

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Cheikh Hamidou Kane in 2008.

Cheikh Hamidou Kane (born 3 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. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 

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