Destabiliserende stemmer: Om forhandlingen af dansk kulturel erindring i Kim Leine og Iben Mondrups grønlandstrilogier

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While the dominant narrative has long been that Danish colonialism in Greenland was gentle and humane – in fact, almost not existing – increasingly, other interpretations are brought forward which put Denmark in a far from glorious and charitable position. The colonial past has, with a term from Sharon Macdonald, become difficult heritage, and a negotiation of Danish cultural memory is thus taking place. Two authors who actively participate in this process are Kim Leine and Iben Mondrup: Both have published several novels which deal with Denmark’s involvement in Greenland and which obviously seek to problematize the idea of Denmark as a benevolent colonizer. In this article, I examine how Leine’s The Colony of Good Hope (2018) and Mondrup’s Tabita (2020) contribute to destabilizing this narrative, with a particular focus on the use of multiperspectivity. Furthermore, I argue that the novels be read in a decolonial context.
Sider (fra-til)91-115
StatusUdgivet - 2024


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - Kim Leine, Iben Mondrup, Grønland, Danmark, kolonialisme, kulturel erindring, exceptionalisme, narratologi, dansk grønlandslitteratur, difficult heritage

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