collection of poems by Mariane Petersen


the book

Many dramatical changes have happened in the history of Greenland. Todays society is a conglomerate of cultures and outside influences as well as an attempt to hold on to and honor the traditional culture. From this point of view Mariane Petersen writes sarcastic and humorous poems about the Greenland of today.


the author

Mariane Petersen was born in Maniitsoq in 1937. She has worked as a translator for many years and was director of the National Museum in Nuuk 1982-2004. She has previously written the poetry collections: Niviugak aalakoortoq allallu (1988), Inuiaat nunaallu (1993) and Asuliivik asuli (1997).