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An African in Greenland

by Tété-Michel Kpomassie

Togo this week for Tété-Michel Kpomassie’s “An African in Greenland”. Awarded the prix littéraire francophone in 1981, this book a memoir based on his youth adventure begins in Togo and he travels up the African coast and ends up in Greenland. This all started because he came across a book on Greenland in a bookshop in Lomé, Togo. Togo is one of the narrowest countries in the world. The distance between Ghana on one side and Benin on the other is about 71 miles! The capital Lomé is located on the coast. The largest religious group is those people with indigenous beliefs including traditional animists, followed by Christian and Muslim minorities.

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