An African in Greenland with Chris Lee

Episode 2 June 27, 2023 00:54:18
An African in Greenland with Chris Lee
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An African in Greenland with Chris Lee

Jun 27 2023 | 00:54:18

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Show Notes

Writer Chris Lee joins us to discuss An African in Greenland written by Tété-Michel Kpomassie and translated from French by James Kirkup. The book follows a young man's dream to reach the Arctic. We investigate some tropes of travel literature, find surprising links between Togolese and Greenlandic culture, and thirst for some reindeer coffee.

References:
"A Year of Reading the World" by Ann Morgan
Lynn Davis
Tennessee Williams
BBC Interview
Jupiter's Travels by Ted Simon
The NYRB Classics Book Club
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Guston in Time by Ross Feld
Conversations with Beethoven by Sanford Friedman
The Open Road by Jean Giono
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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