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An African in Greenland (New York Review Books Classics)

An African in Greenland (New York Review Books Classics)

Author Tete-Michel Kpomassie
Publisher NYRB Classics
Publication Date 2001-11-09
Section Travel Lit / Adventure
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780940322882

A chance encounter with a picture book about Greenland inspires the young Tete-Michel Kpomassie to embark on a life-changing journey that would last ten years. Leaving his native Togo, he travels to the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania, Paris, and Copenhagen before reaching his ultimate destination. The author's distinctly African voice and perspective create a narrative that is refreshingly free of Western assumptions and prejudices. Readers witness innumerable culture clashes between the African and Inuit cultures, as well as occasional surprising similarities. A New York Times Notable Book.

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