An African in Greenland


ISBN: 9780940322882 Author: Kpomassie, Publisher: New York Review Books Publication Date: 31st October 2001 Imprint: New York Review Books Cover: Paperback Pages: 300 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

For ten years Tété-Michel Kpomassie, originally from Togo, worked his way north to Greenland, hoping to live among the Inuit. His eventual success & what he found when he got there form the basis of this account.

Tété-Michel Kpomassie was a teenager in Togo when he discovered a book about Greenland-and knew that he must go there. Working his way north over nearly a decade, Kpomassie finally arrived in the country of his dreams. This brilliantly observed and superbly entertaining record of his adventures among the Inuit is a testament both to the wonderful strangeness of the human species and to the surprising sympathies that bind us all.

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