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An African in Greenland - Tété-Michel Kpomassie, James Kirkup, A. Alvarez
An African in Greenland
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780940322882 (0940322889)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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Togo. There's more of Greenland than of Togo, but Kpomassie's childhood and early adolescence provide the background for this tale. It's an adventure narrative, though not an impulsive one. Rather, it's a testament to a man who had a goal and slogged his way toward it over a number of years. Read wi...
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