L'ambigua avventura by Cheikh Hamidou Kane

L'ambigua avventura

Cheikh Hamidou Kane with Cristina Brambilla (Translator)

176 pages first pub 1961 (editions)

fiction reflective slow-paced


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 writte...

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reflective 100%
challenging 50%
informative 33%
sad 33%
inspiring 16%
tense 16%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

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