Singnagtugaq: A Greenlanders Dream
By Mathias Storch
160 pages, 4.25 x 7.5". Letterpress cover
Paper $19.95 ISBN 978-0-9821703-8-0
Published in 1915, Singnagtugaq: A Greenlanders Dream, created both furor and literary history as the first original novel in Greenlandic. Initially the book was seen as an encounter between the historic clash of good and evil–Danish colonizers and the colonized Greenlanders. The book portrays this encounter in vivid, harsh terms reflecting the time. At the end of the novel comes a vision of a future, modern Greenland, freed from colonial humiliation and poverty: the first literary expression of the desire for progress which later became so prominent in Greenlandic poetry and politics.
This is the first english translation.