Ibsen Scope Festival, Skien, Norway

Part of a monologue (work in progress) inspired by “Brand”, by Henrik Ibsen.
The Sámi people has a history of children being sent away to boarding schools for several generations, first as a part of the assimilation politics of the Norwegian government, later as a way of rebuilding Sámi culture and language. This text reviews some of the writers and her mothers’ boarding school experiences as children, separation, survival strategies and loss.


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