An African in Greenland


Tete-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.

"Was there ever an odyssey like this one, from the palm forests of Western Africa to the remote jumble of silence and ice of northern Greenland?  It is a long way in miles but even longer in resilience, adventurous persistence and uncanny charm -"

New York Times Book Review

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