Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaq Poet (American Indian Lives)

By: Joe, Rita

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Here is the enlightening story of an esteemed and eloquent Mi'kmaq woman whose message of "gentle persuasion" has enriched the life of a nation.

Rita Joe is celebrated as a poet, an educator, and an ambassador. In 1989, she accepted the Order of Canada "on behalf of native people across the nation." In this spirit she tells her story and, by her example, illustrates the experiences of an entire generation of aboriginal women in Canada.

"Song of Rita Joe" is the story of Joe's remarkable life: her education in an Indian residential school, her turbulent marriage, and the daily struggles within her family and community. It is the story of how Joe's battles with racism, sexism, poverty, and personal demons became the catalyst for her first poems and allowed her to reclaim her aboriginal heritage. Today, her story continues: as she moves into old age, Joe writes that her lifelong spiritual quest is ever deepening.

Title: Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaq Poet (American Indian Lives)

Author Name: Joe, Rita

Categories: Literary,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803275943

ISBN Number 13: 9780803275942


Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803275943Z2

Description: 0803275943 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE