Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaw Poet by Rita JoeSong of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaw Poet by Rita Joe

Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaw Poet

byRita JoeAs told byLynn Henry

Paperback | October 15, 2011

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Song of Rita Joe is a book of exceptional courage and insight, the words of a gentle woman who fought for her family, justice, and her own independent voice. She faced intolerance, ignorance, and abuse, searched her inheritance for strength, and wrote poems of clarity and encouragement that continue to inspire not only her people but all people.

Finally, she was a humble woman, an honoured Mi’Kmaw elder, poet, and member of the Order of Canada.

A member of the Micmac nation, Rita Joe is one of the best-known native writers. Born in Nova Scotia, where she lived on the Eskasoni Reserve in Cape Breton, Joe won the Nova Scotia Writers Federation competition in 1974. Later she said that winning the prize made her think that other native writers would say: "If she can do it so can ...
Title:Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaw PoetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:191 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Breton BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192690804x

ISBN - 13:9781926908045

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