The article seeks to revisit the interpretation of L’aventure ambiguë by proposing a reading that goes well beyond a simple binarism opposing tradition and modernity. The analysis emphasizes the philosophical dimension of the novel in order to show that African modernity is at the same time representation and critique of the Western modernity inscribed in abyme within the novel. Such approach allows the work to escape the prison house of contingency and to remain open and meaningful in different times and spaces.
"L’aventure ambiguë de Hamidou Kane : modernités en abyme,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 78
, Article 9.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol78/iss1/9