Anders Larsen (1870-1949) is perhaps better known as a newspaper publisher than as a writer of fiction, but he is the author of two short books, both of which are full of material on Sami traditional beliefs, customs, and ways of life during the latter part of the last century and the beginning of the 1900s.
Larsen was trained as a teacher and taught in Finnmark while the Norwegianization process was at its most extreme. Because of his involvement in Sami politics, he came into conflict with the Norwegian school authorities. Among other things, he used his newspaper to campaign for the election of Isak Saba, a friend from student years, as the first Sami
representative to the Norwegian national parliament. Saba was elected, but Larsen eventually had to leave Finnmark because of his opposition to the assimilation policy. When his paper went bankrupt, he published a novel with the optimistic title Beaivi-álgu [Daybreak]. (Bron: Harald Gaski 1996)
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- In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun (1996), pag. 57-65. The day is Dawning