Cheikh Hamidou Kane

1928 - Today

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Cheikh Hamidou Kane (born 2 April 1928) is a Senegalese writer best known for his 1961 novel L'Aventure ambiguë (Ambiguous Adventure), about the interactions of western and African cultures. Its hero is a Fulani boy who goes to study in France, where he loses touch with his Islamic faith and his Senegalese roots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cheikh Hamidou Kane has received more than 30,434 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Cheikh Hamidou Kane is the 5,307th most popular writer (down from 4,929th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Senegal (down from 24th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Writer.

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  • 30k

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  • 43.76

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.57

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  • 3.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Cheikh Hamidou Kane ranks 5,307 out of 5,755Before him are Jean-Paul Dubois, Takashi Tezuka, Iris Chang, David Benioff, James Herbert, and Ğäliäsğar Kamal. After him are Philippa Pearce, Manuel Rivas, Árpád Tóth, Olavi Paavolainen, Stefan Andres, and Leigh Hunt.

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Among people born in 1928, Cheikh Hamidou Kane ranks 423Before him are John Ostrom, Joaquín Capilla, Stig Sjölin, Antonio Ozores, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and Sheila Jordan. After him are Karin Söder, Ed Macauley, Peter Hacks, Arthur Foulkes, Wanda Hendrix, and Marcos Calderón.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Cheikh Hamidou Kane ranks 29 out of 114Before him are Idrissa Gueye (1989), Aminata Sow Fall (1941), Birago Diop (1908), Ibrahim Ba (1973), Habib Thiam (1933), and Henri Camara (1977). After him are Habib Koité (1958), Baaba Maal (1953), Safi Faye (1943), Mamadou Niang (1979), Khalilou Fadiga (1974), and MC Solaar (1969).

Among WRITERS In Senegal

Among writers born in Senegal, Cheikh Hamidou Kane ranks 5Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906), Mariama Bâ (1929), Aminata Sow Fall (1941), and Birago Diop (1908). After him are Fatou Diome (1968), Khady Sylla (1963), and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (1990).