Song of Rita Joe : autobiography of a Mi'kmaq poet
 

Song of Rita Joe : autobiography of a Mi'kmaq poet
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1996
Book > Autobiography
Creators
Joe, Rita
Contributors
Henry, Lynn
Description
"Straight from the heart, Rita Joe tells the story of her remarkable life: her tumultuous childhood in foster homes, education in an Indian residential school, turbulent marriage and daily struggles with prejudice, sexism and poverty. Over time, these battles led her to discover her poetic voice which helped her reclaim her Aboriginal heritage. In the fascinating final part of her story, Rita Joe writes movingly about old age, her lifelong spiritual quest and the promise of renewed hope and healing"--jacket.

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ISBN
0921556594; 9780921556596
Contents
Introduction / Ruth Holmes Whitehead -- Prologue: The Old Woman Dance -- Epitejij: Song of my Girlhood (1932-1950) -- Epite's: Song of my Youth (1950-1968) -- Epit: Song of my Talk (1969-1989) -- Ntapekiaqn: My Song (The Spirit Path, 1990-) -- Six Songs / Edited by Gordon E. Smith -- Glossary of Mi'kmaq Words and Phrases -- Poems in the Text.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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