by Fredrik Nielsen
Translated by Torben Hutchings
128 pages, 4.25 x 7.5"
Famine moves a Greenlandic family into a new settlement in the 1850s where the joys and tragedies of pre-Christian times are depicted.
Tuumarsi is a realistic depiction of the struggle for survival. The psyche and humor of the people is seen from Nielsen’s own experiences among them. A famine causes a family to pick up and relocate to fairer hunting grounds. The struggle among the settlement members to make their lives better illustrates what was to become Greenland’s desire for sovereignty from Denmark.
Funded in part by the Danish Arts Foundation.