An African in Greenland

An African in Greenland

by Tete-Michel Kpomassie
     
 

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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 among the Inuit is a testament both to the wonderful

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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 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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John Derbyshire
It is, as it sounds, the strangest travel book ever written.... Kpomassie carries the whole thing off brilliantly. Openminded, self-assured, adaptable, acutely observant, and obviously very personable, he is the perfect guide to the Eskimos and what was left of their culture in the mid-1960s. There is no trace of cultural condescension in him.... What a wonderful book, to make a person think so much!
The New Criterion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940322882
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
287,223
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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