HOMO sapienne

novel by Niviaq Korneliussen

We follow the lives of five young people in the “little big city” of Nuuk, the capitol of Greenland at a time in their lives, when they all experience profound changes. They search for their identity in a world where possibly everything is up for grabs, but, at the same time where nothing ever changes: it is about love! The love you feel for yourself, for others and for life…

Nukissat / Råstof

a collection photos and text excerpts by young students

Students are expressing themselves in photos and/or text. There is a play on lighting, shadows, angles and motifs in the very different and moving photos in this book.

… inuugatta

interview based book about homosexuals in Greenland by Hjalmar Dahl

With 9 personal stories and documenting facts about the juridical and religious development, we get a thorough introduction to and perspectives of homosexuals’ life and rights in Greenland.

Inuuneq inuuffigiuk / Livet skal leves

interview based book about suicide by Heidi Møller and Juana Petrussen

Greenland has an unfortunate and alarmingly high suicide rate. In this book 9 people come forward with their stories about suicide.

Uummatinnit ilinnut

little book with advise about life by Piitannguaq Alaufesen

Piitannguaq Alaufesen has already helped a lot of people on his Facebook-wall with comments, encouragements and reflections about life. In this book he has gathered some old and new advice with illustrations by Martin Brandt Hansen.

Inuusuttut – nunatsinni nunarsuarmilu/Ung i Grønland – ung i verden

short story collection from new young, Greenlandic writers

A collection of 10 short stories about what it is like being young in Greenland – as well as in the world. Most of them reflects a Greenlandic realism and social criticism. Others are more literary adventurous. All of them express a new generation and new tendencies in Greenlandic literature.

Avalanneq

novel by Cecilia-Karla Olsen

Celina is sent to Denmark to go to school for a year. Here she is sexually abused by her foster father, which scars her for life. When we meet her, she is 30 and in a life crisis. She has a hard time foreseeing the consequences of her choices.

Qilaap putua

graphic novel by Lilian Brøgger and Dorte Futtrup. Translated into Greenlandic by Juana Petrussen

Inspired by an old Greenlandic legend about a woman who visits the land of the dead, after her two sons die at sea. Her sorrows are hurting them in death, so she returns to life rescuing a man on the way.

Life at the Edge/Et liv på kanten/Inuunerup killingani

photo book by Carsten Egevang

Carsten Egevang has made a spectacular tribute to the East Coast of Greenland by portraying the ‘life at the edge’ honest and close up. The black and white photographs of humans, animals and nature are both raw and beautiful at the same time.

Naleqqusseruttortut

novel by Juaaka Lyberth

Paul Erik returns to Nuuk to attend high school after spending the summer in his hometown Uummannaq. But the school systems are Danish – and not adapted to the life and circumstances in Greenland… The story takes place in 1969 and we get an insight into a significant period of the Greenlandic history as well as a generation influenced by world music and fashion. Nominated for the Nordic Councils Literature Award in 2014.

Takanna – delicious food from Greenland

cookbook by Tupaarnaq Rosing Olsen. Illustrated by Nina Spore Kreutzmann

Takanna can be translated as “Enjoy your meal” in Greenlandic. Greenland’s nature is rich in fish and clean food – caribou, musk oxen, lamb, seals, whales, birds, fish, mushrooms, berries and other plants. Takanna provides inspiration to use and prepare the ingredients in new and exciting ways.

Tuttu qaqqamiit qanermut / Rensdyr fra fjeld til fad

cookbook by Michael Rosing. Edited and translated into Greenlandic by Tupaarnaq Rosing Olsen

Michael Rosing is an experienced hunter and in this cookbook he shares his experiences and gives tips on how to hunt, chop and cook reindeers – one of Greenland’s best quality meat.

Greenland – Land of Animal and Man

photobook by Carsten Egevang

From all over Greenland, even the remotest parts of the country, Carsten Egevang has taken photographs of nature, animals and people. Through the pictures we get close to birds and mammals in the depiction of their adaptation to the harsh Arctic environment.

Hvis du fløjter efter nordlyset

novel by Hans Jakob Helms

Bjørn is a young journalist from Denmark. He meets the Alascan Amaroq who takes him on a wild journey across several boraders – including Bjørn’s own.

For flid og god opførsel

memories of the Danish colonization of Greenland by Helene Thiesen

Helene Thiesen is only 7 years old when she is sent to Denmark together with 21 children from all over Greenland. When she returns to Greenland she can neither understand nor be understood by her family – she now only knows the Danish language. Even though Helene’s family lives in Nuuk, she has to stay at the orphanage with the other children.

the book

Helene Thiesen is only 7 years old when she is sent to Denmark together with 21 children from all over Greenland. Unwillingly and unknowingly, she becomes part of a social and educational experiment, performed by the Danish government on the colony of Greenland.

Sume

the story about the legendary Greenlandic rock band by Per Berthelsen

Sume has had a great impact on many people – and also on the entire music culture of Greenland.

Asavaanga – asanngilaanga

short story collection by Nordic writers

A Nordic initiative to show how love is the same across boarders. 16 authors from all of Scandinavia have tributed with stories of unrequited, desperate, all consuming, happy and devastating love.