Song of Rita Joe — eBook
Autobiography of a Mi’kmaw Poet
Rita Joe’s Life story
This honoured elder has left us a book of exceptional courage and insight.
Born in poverty on a Cape Breton reserve, Rita Joe was a gentle woman who fought for family, justice, and her own independent voice. She faced intolerance, ignorance and abuse—searched her culture for strength—and wrote poems of clarity and encouragement that continue to inspire.
A winner of the Order of Canada, she writes about her life’s journey, and the promise of hope and healing.