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Fiction Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Akinirmut Unipkaaqtuat

Stories of Revenge

by (author) Maaki Kakkik & Noel McDermott

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Mar 2009
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Short Stories (single author), Cultural Heritage, Native American & Aboriginal
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2009
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The three stories in this volume are well known across the Inuit world. The longest story here is the Legend of Kiviuq who is a figure of almost epic proportions. Kiviuq is spared because he is kind.

The story of Kaujjarjuq is about a man who has been taught to "be patient in suffering." His brother trains him to overcome his physical weakness and prepare to defeat his enemies.

The third story is about a proud young woman who refuses to marry, and is written in the form of a play.

Akinirmut Unipkaaqtaut was first published in 1996.

About the authors

Maaki Kakkik is an Inhabit Media author of Akinirmut Unipkaaqtuat.

Maaki Kakkik's profile page

Noel McDermott is a retired professor of literature at Nunavut Arctic College where he lived and taught in Inuktitut and English for thirty-five years as a classroom teacher, school principal, and lecturer in the teacher training program. He has held Teaching Appointments at many other educational institutions, including McGill University, Trent University, the University of Waterloo, Ontario, as well as at the Sami University in Kautokeino, Norway.

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