Lill Tove Frederiksen

Lill Tove Fredriksen is Associate Professor in Sámi Literature at UiT The Arctic Universitŧ of Norway. Her research interests include Sámi contemporary prose and indigenous perspectives in the academy. If you want to read more about her click here.

 

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This volume was a result of the first seminar on Sámi literature in 1972 where many Sámi authors published their first text. The premise was that one language could not live through another language. Čállagat means 'Written Works'. Photo: Author.

2019.10.01 | Article, Lill Tove Fredriksen, Literature, Minorities, Democracy

A brief history of Sámi literature

Sámi literature's history can be traced from the 1600s and the course of this history can be interpreted in the context of important Sámi, national and international political movements. Sámi literature is literature written by authors who are Sámi, who are members of the Sámi people. In this short article, the Sámi socio-political development…