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Rita Joe (1932–2007)

Forfatter af Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaq Poet

9+ Værker 94 Medlemmer 2 Anmeldelser

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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 vis mere writers would say: "If she can do it so can I." She has commented that "the stroke of a Native pen does wonders, especially for the coming generation." Deeply involved in education, Joe works not only with native children but speaks as well to a wide range of audiences on native culture, stressing its importance, development, and preservation. Her first book, Poems of Rita Joe, appeared in 1978 and contains 26 poems. While Micmac translations accompany some of these poems, there are no translations in her second book, Song of Eskasoni: More Poems of Rita Joe (1988), which makes full use of Micmac lines and phrases along with the English. Marked by simplicity and directness, Joe's poetry expresses her solution to the problems of Indian-white relations: to rely on "the power of love and understanding." (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Rita Joe

I Lost My Talk (2019) 27 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Lnu and Indians We're Called (1991) 7 eksemplarer
Poems of Rita Joe (1978) 5 eksemplarer
Nous sommes les rêveurs (2016) 5 eksemplarer
The Blind Man's Eyes (2015) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English (1992) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
Voices Under One Sky: Contemporary Native Literature (1994) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Our Bit of Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature (1990) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer

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Andre navne
Bernard, Rita
Fødselsdato
1932-03-15
Dødsdag
2007-03-20
Køn
female
Nationalitet
Canada
Bopæl
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Erhverv
poet
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Order of Canada

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A beautiful children's picture book about a young Indigenous girl who has lost her language and her culture because of her time at Shubenacadie School. This story inspired another author, Rebecca Thomas, to respond with a matching book called Finding My Talk which is about a young woman trying to re-gain her culture. I highly recommend reading them together.
 
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Iudita | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 17, 2021 |
This is a touching poetry picture book about a young Native American girl who feels she is losing her talk, as she conforms to the school’s requirements. She looks out over the water and dreams of finding her talk. Elders help her find her voice.

I will absolutely include both I Lost My Talk and I’m Finding my Voice as mentor text within my classroom. Beautifully written and illustrated. The notes in the back about the school and author bring a deeper meaning and respect for the challenges Native Americans have endured. #NetGalley #Hottingerhighlights #ILostMyTalk #family #culture… (mere)
 
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lflareads | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 27, 2020 |

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9
Also by
4
Medlemmer
94
Popularitet
#199,202
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
2
ISBN
13
Sprog
1

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