myths and stories from southern Greenland edited by Malik Høegh


about the book

The stories about the great hunter Akamalik, who had a vision that turned him christian, have been retold in southern Greenland for generations. They are stories of murder, courage, friendship, hunting, religion and ethics.
Printer Frederik (Faré) Høegh gathered in 1930s the stories about Akamalik, Uujuut, Uujoorsuaq and Usulissuaq. Unfortunately he never got to publish them in a book. Many years later the handwritten manuscript was found in KNR’s archives. Faré’s grandchild, Malik Høegh, has transcribed and edited the collection. Many stories from this region and period have been lost, and this book will fill out this void.