The Blind Man's Eyes

The Blind Man's Eyes

By Rita Joe (CA)

Publisher: Breton Books


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With over 100 of her best poems plus George Elliott Clarke’s essay on the achievement of Rita Joe, The Blind Man’s Eyes confirms Joe’s place in Canadian literature.

From a homeless child who led a blind beggar door-to-door, Rita Joe emerged as spokesperson for her nation and for the individual’s heart. Her much anthologized poems and rare autobiography have riveted her message to the Canadian conscience, revealing both the Mi’kmaq people and the universal artist’s heart of this Elder.

About the Author: Born in poverty on a reserve in Cape Breton, Rita Joe survived on sheer guts and compassion.

Language: eng

140 pages

Publication Date: 20151028

  • Atlantic Books in Schools
  • English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: 10-12
  • NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource
  • Social Studies