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  • Translator
    Peter Frost

Sanaaq

An Inuit Novel

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Published by University of Manitoba Press .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in the mid-nineteenth century. Composed in 48 episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live their lives hunting seal, repairing their kayak, and gathering mussels under blue sea ice before the tide comes in. These are ordinary extraordinary lives: marriages are made and unmade, children are born and named, violence appears in the form of a fearful husband or a hungry polar bear. Here the spirit world is alive and relations with non-humans are never taken lightly. And under it all, the growing intrusion of the qallunaat and the battle for souls between the Catholic and Anglican missionaries threatens to forever change the way of life of Sanaaq and her young family.

Edition Notes

Source title: Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel (Contemporary Studies of the North)

Translation Of
Sanaaq
Translated From
French

The Physical Object

Format
paperback
Number of pages
248

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27735416M
ISBN 10
0887557481
ISBN 13
9780887557484
Amazon.com
0887557481
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