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Crazy Brave: A Memoir

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ISBN13: 9780393345438
ISBN10: 0393345432
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In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. She attended an Indian arts boarding school, where she nourished an appreciation for painting, music, and poetry; gave birth while still a teenager; and struggled on her own as a single mother, eventually finding her poetic voice. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, is a memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice. Harjo's tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary.

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"Compressed . . . lyrical . . . unflinching . . . raw. . . . Harjo is a magician and a master of the English language."--Jonah Raskin,

About the Author

Joy Harjo is an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She has written seven books of poetry, including She Had Some Horses and How We Became Human, and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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LFG, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by LFG)
One of my favorite books ever! Joy Harjo's memoir illuminates the years of her young life as she untangled herself from her family and grew into the kind of woman she longed to be. With humility and courage and an unparalleled confidence, Harjo melds the spiritual with the material as she maps the world around her and her place in it. A visual artist and musician, Harjo uses many voices and perspectives in Crazy Brave to build a collage through words.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393345438
Author:
Harjo, Joy
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Biography » Native Americans
History and Social Science » Native American » Literature
History and Social Science » Native American » Plains

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