That was the first time I have truly read my own culture within a western genre:) Methodical, ruminative comingofage tract played out against the backdrop of the developing world and its colonial counterparts.
Kane looks at the way that colonized Africa has managed to wager its soul in the ongoing conflicts with the West, told here by a young Islamic scholar.
Standard cultureclash, but really heartfelt and ready to delve into the most vulnerable areas of the dilemma.
A couple of different frames are being placed around the simple narrative promising village boy deemed equal to an education in the West, goes abroad, risks everything in the encounter as Kane attempts to fit the young man into a broader context.
The African side of the story, framed by Islam, is presented as visceral, immediate, and profoundly spiritual.
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A depressing book.
The protagonist struggles to preserve his dying native African heritage, in the face of an allegedly soulless French culturoeconomic milieu, which he finds disenchanting, but can't escape.
I can buy into that premise.
The book states contrary to what "people have wanted us to believe", Germans are not more racist by nature than any other European settlers.
In the epiloque a postlife experience is depicted, resembling, actually, the episode in Wilder's our "Our Town" play, which imagined dead people as continuing to experience life, but on a different plane.
I can take it both ways: either as a literal expression of faith, or as a symbolic statement saying "Look! The dead have something to say to us.
" The cover was confusing, as I kept thinking I was already opening the book when I wasn't.
When I figured it out (finally!) I was real edified by the contents.
It's very current, you know.
I hate myself.
I had some qualms with the translation, but the story is beautiful and sad.
The book gives you an insight to the spirituality of Islam in Senegal, and the effects of colonialism on one community and boy.
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EastCulture shock as seen through the eyes of Samba Diallo, an African who studies in Paris and loses parts of his identity in a mechanized and individualistic society.
This is a mustread! Simple, in the way Coehlo's "Alchemist" is simple, yet deeply philosophical.
It was assigned reading for my undergrad Theology class and promoted some of the best discussions (in and outside of class.
) This book is about so much more than "a Senegalese man's experience in France.
" It is a philosophical exploration of the differences between Europe and Africa, White and Black, atheist and Muslim, materialism and mysticism.
The narrator grows up feeling connected with the world, sensing the underlying unity of the spiritual and physical realms.
His experience with the West exposes him to a new way of thought, one that is secure in its own superiority and values things only for their practical utility.
The narrator brings his spiritual strength and philosophical understanding to bear on the challenge of integrating these two worldviews, to little success.
Yet, at the same time, he felt out of place in France; the society seemed soulless.
After returning to his own country, he could not bring himself to pray.
Thus, he is also out of sorts with his own people.
Kane writes, "I am not a distinct country of the Diallobé facing a distinct Occident, and appreciating with a cool head what I must take from it and what I must leave with it by way of counterbalance.
I have become the two.
There is not a clear mind deciding between the two factors of a choice.
There is a strange nature, in distress over not being two (15051).
To me, this is profound, and I was reminded of Du Bois as I read that passage"one ever feels his twoness.
" It certainly seems that Samba Dia