'... a work of a strikingly modern sensibility-a stream-of-consciousness story of five queer protagonists confronting their identities in twenty-first-century Greenlandic culture.' - The New Yorker
This is the story of a group of friends, on the cusp of adulthood, exploring life, seeking authenticity and establishing their own queer identities. It's a beautiful novella, intriguing not only because of its unique setting in Nuusuaq, Greenland, but also in its story of growing up and growing into yourself. It is partly told through monologue, and exchanges of emails and text messages.
HOMO sapienne is a novel about finding out who you really are, inside this demanding and lusting shell we call the body. - Morgenbladet (Norwegian newspaper)
With just 171 pages it is a rather short novel, but what it lacks in volume it makes up for in raw masses of content and mediation. This is a wonderful mix of banging punchlines and poetry - it is well written and vibrant. - litteratursiden.dk (Danish website)
A wonderful novel debut about love and about standing out in Greenland. The book is both formalistically and linguistically exciting - and there are many moving scenes, among which a birth is very beautifully described. - Kristianstadsbladet (Swedish newspaper)
Korneliussen writes crushingly honest about sex, sexual assaults and social problems, but more than anything the novel is about being true to oneself. - Trelleborgs Allehanda (Swedish newspaper)
HOMO sapienne has created its own genre. This is unfiltered sexual realism... Niviaq Korneliussen's novel debut about existential pain and release, breaks and reconciliations, shows us how there are many possible roads to liberation, and it deserves to been known far and wide. - Politiken (Danish Newspaper)
... a work of a strikingly modern sensibility-a stream-of-consciousness story of five queer protagonists confronting their identities in twenty-first-century Greenlandic culture. - The New Yorker