Michel the Giant An African in Greenland - Penguin Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

The gripping true story of one man's ten year expedition from a village in West Africa to the Arctic Circle

WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR

Scorching heat, rich, fertile soil, and treacherous snakes marked the landscape in which Tété-Michel grew up in 1950s Togo, West Africa. When he discovered a book on Greenland as a teen, this distant land became an instant obsession - he was determined to journey to the place these pages had revealed to him and embarked on the adventure of a lifetime.

A book of rich and immersive travel writing, Michel the Giant invites the reader to journey alongside an audacious Kpomassie as he makes his way from the equator to the bitter cold of the artic and settles into life with the Inuit peoples, adapting to their foods and customs. Part memoir, part anthropological observation this captivating narrative teems with nuanced observations on community, belonging and the universality of human experience.

This title has been previously published as An African in Greenland

Book information

ISBN: 9780241554531
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 919.8204
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 327
Weight: 252g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 25mm