Sinnatugaq



The first novel written by a Greenlander was published in 1914

The book is titled Singnagtuak' (A dream) and was written by Mathias Storch. It was later translated into Danish by Knud Rasmussen, who called it "A Greenlanders dream".

The book concerns the social conditions and future of Greenland. Through the main character, Pavia, the author points out conditions that need to be changed, among others the lack of education among Greenlanders and parents meddling in their children's choice of spouse.

Mathias Storch (1883-1957) was a parish priest and later became vice provost for North Greenland.

Read Signagtuak' online!

Thanks to cooperation between Ilimmarfik Library and the Royal Library in Denmark you now have the opportunity to read Signagtuak' and a long list of other older Greenlandic publications online. You'll find links to the digitized books in the libraries' databases.

Groenlandica

Ilisimatusarfik Library

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51539168
Author: Storch, Mathias
Year 2014
Publisher: Ilinniusiorfik Undervisningsmiddelforlag
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90169955
Author: Storch, Mathias
Publisher: Atuakkiorfik
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90008846
Author: Storch, Mathias
Year 1986
Publisher: Atuakkiorfik
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91078414
Author: Storch, Mathias
Year 1974
Publisher: Det Grønlandske Forlag
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91078406
Author: Storch, Mathias
Year 1959
Publisher: Det Grønlandske Forlag
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91078392
Author: Storch, Mathias
Year 1914
Publisher: [s.n.]
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04490665
Author: Storch, Mathias
Year 1915
Publisher: Gyldendal
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