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Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel

 

Toward the end of Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel (Mitiarju Nappaaluk, University of Manitoba Press, 2014) the author, speaking through the eponymous main character based on herself, delivers a line most readers will have been expecting: “The Inuit realized for the first time that some unpleasant things were being done to them.” This is written of an unnamed group of Inuit living in northern Quebec sometime in the 1930s. The “unpleasant things” are brought on by the Qallunaat — the Inuit word for whites — who have been slowly and insidiously working their way into the culture of the north; so slowly that by the time the changes are noticed, the traditional Inuit way of life has fundamentally changed....

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