We're Going Whale Hunting Today

How the Greenlanders took me with them into their world

Original Title: Heute gehen wir Wale fangen

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 448 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 100 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-442-75411-3
€ 25.00 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 35.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: October 30, 2017
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Birgit  Lutz - We're Going Whale Hunting Today


A journey to the remotest place on earth. A journey to a forgotten world.

Greenland. The biggest island in the world. Not far from the North Pole, surrounded by the mightiest icebergs in the northern hemisphere. Home of the Inuit. An unspoilt arctic paradise?

When Birgit Lutz, writer and adventurer, first went to the east of the island as part of an expedition in 2013, she was immediately fascinated. She goes back to eastern Greenland several times, an area only discovered by Europeans 100 years ago. Lutz meets people who grew up in pit houses. She meets youngsters who have lost their identity in the course of the rapid changeover to a modern lifestyle. And she meets Europeans hoping for a slower-paced and uncomplicated life. She takes readers on seal hunts and into the hunters' tiny dwellings. She describes, free of clichés, how she begins to appreciate the Greenland culture. The result is a riveting and sensitive portrait of eastern Greenland and its inhabitants at a unique point in history: the moment its culture is disappearing – forever.


"This woman has seen everything … really gripping!" Bayerischer Rundfunk


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