Niillas Holmberg: The Way Back – Poems in Sámi
The Way Back er Niillas Holmbergs fjerde diktsamling og er gitt ut av det engelske forlaget Francis Boutle. Boka har parallelltekst på nordsamisk og engelsk.
Diktene er skrevet etter inspirasjon fra et studieopphold ved The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts i Nord-India hvor Holmberg fant spennede likheter mellom den buddistiske filosofien og den gamle samiske naturfilosofien.
Inspired by his studies in northern India at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Niillas Holmberg explores the intriguing connections between Buddhist philosophy and the old natural philosophy of his Sámi forebears. Half the poems here were written on the move; the other half, written in his native land, describe various states of movement. The ambiguity of these states forms the basis of this collection.
Niillas Holmberg is a musician, actor, activist and writer from Ohcejohka in Sámiland, Finland. He is the author of three collections of poetry and has performed at literary events and festivals in Europe, Asia and South America.