It's an enjoyable read, with passages that make you think, laugh, smile.
Those who favor biographies, memoirs, and adventure will probably love this too, but it is a surprisingly appealing read even to strict fiction readers.
Kpomassie is an excellent observer, and this book is as good an introduction to Greenlandic culture as Gretel Ehrlich's "This Cold Heaven".
An insightful travelogue. Reading of the daily life/culture of the Greenlanders is enhanced by the perspective of a guest from Togo. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Thompson
Many obvious ironies occur as Tete-Michel Kpomassie, a young man from Togo in West Africa, makes a journey of discovery to Greenland. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mary Whipple
Tete-Michek Kpomassi stepped outside his tradition. He would not stay with his Watyi tribe in Togo and revere his elders, swelter in the heat or do any further penance to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Loves the View
This book is unpleasant to read, too long, and very unfair. The author travels from africa to Greenland where he lives off of the genorosity of the native people who feed and cloth... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steven R. Severance
This guy leaves Togo as a teenager, works his way to France, and accomplishes his dream of going to Greenland. Read morePublished 19 months ago by B. Wolinsky
This is an incredible story!! Very inspiring and quite unbelievable. The descriptions were so vivid. It makes me want to visit Greenland.Published 21 months ago by Parisbound
Loved this story--amazing accomplishment, stunning perspective...I would recommend this text to anyone. Such an adventurous live! Loved it, would read it again.Published 22 months ago by Laura J.F. Mullen
The title says it all. A man is raised in Africa but after a horrifying experience leaves his country determined to head to the coldest place he can find. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lauren
This unique and highly entertaining travelogue begins in the west African country of Togo in the late 1950s, as the teenage author recuperates from a near fatal illness. Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Darryl R. Morris