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For the Children

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ISBN: 9781895415988

Author:   Rita Joe    
Publisher:  Breton Books

Woodcuts by: Burland Murphy

Born in 1932, in Whycocomagh, RITA JOE lived a hardscrabble existence, from foster home to foster home, experiences that helped her decide to admit herself to Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, a place most Mi’kmaq people had come to dread. It was a rare example of the child choosing Shubie, “to better myself,” to get an education. That same determination compelled her to write about her personal combination of traditional Mi’kmaw spiritualism and Catholic faith, carrying forward her ‘gentle war’. Her last poem, unfinished, was found in her typewriter when she died in March 2007.

Publisher: Breton Books

Published on: January 15 2009

Language: Eng

Pages: 52

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 8(in) x 8(in)

Shipping weight: 150(g)