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An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie

Autobiography chronicling a journey from Togo to Greenland; awarded the Prix Littéraire Francophone International in 1981


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.