Here’s a quick throwback:

Growing up as a boy in Togo, West Africa, Tété-Michel Kpomassie always had dreams of going to the Arctic, and his dreams were realised when a 16-year-old ran away from his village in Togo and began his journey to towards Greenland.

Although it took him eight years, Kpomassie got to fulfil his dream of living amongst the indigenous people of the Arctic and thus became the first African boy in Greenland.

Now an award-winning authour, Kpomassie, later wrote a book titled “An African in Greenland” detailing his odyssey to the Arctic which has since been translated into eight languages.

Take a look at this small film on Tété-Michel Kpomassie’s odyssey to the Arctic courtesy of BBC Africa.

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