Uumajursiutik unaatuinnamut / Hunter with Harpoon / Chasseur au harpon
The Inuktitut text of this groundbreaking novel and its first direct translation into English and French, presented with a rich analysis and detailed contextualization.
In collaboration with Markoosie Patsauq, Valerie Henitiuk and Marc-Antoine Mahieu have foregrounded the original Inuktitut text of this literary classic to inform their translations into both English and French. This critical edition, complete with the story in both Inuktitut syllabics and Latin script, utilizes the author’s handwritten manuscript as well as interviews with Patsauq to produce a new, rigorous examination of this literary and cultural milestone.
"Both a pivotal work of Indigenous fiction and an effort to acknowledge and correct injustices, Hunter with Harpoon is a testament to the resilience of the Inuit people. " Foreword Reviews