By Michael Fortescue
This prose sampler from West Greenland unearths a century-old self reliant literary culture, the wealthy written expression in a local North American language of an old and profitable tradition. Linguist Michael Fortescue compiled those excerpts to illustrate the variety of Greenlandic writing and make works during this flourishing language extra obtainable to English-speaking readers.
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