The gripping true story of one man's ten year expedition from a village in West Africa to the Arctic Circle. Scorching heat, rich, fertile soil, and treacherous snakes marked the landscape in which Tété-Michel grew up in 1950s Togo, West Africa. When he discovered a book on Greenland as a teen, this distant land became an instant obsession - he was determined to journey to the place these pages had revealed to him and embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. A book of rich and immersive travel writing, Michel the Giant invites the reader to journey alongside an audacious Kpomassie as he makes his way from the equator to the bitter cold of the artic and settles into life with the Inuit peoples...
Publisher: Penguin (February 3, 2022) Pages: 324 pages ISBN-10: 0241554535 ISBN-13: 978-0241554531 ASIN: B09CTBQK2R
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Tété-Michel Kpomassie was born in 1941 Togo, West Africa. His critically acclaimed travelogue, An African in Greenland, was awarded the Prix Littéraire Francophone International in 1981 and shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award in 1983.