We are pleased to announce this year’s Dal Reads book is Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’kmaq Poet. Free copies of the book are available at the Dalhousie Libraries and for the first time this year, an eBook is available by searching Song of Rita Joe through Novanet. If you don’t have an eReader app on your computer or device, you will need one before you can access the eBook. (Note: Most iOS devices have the iBooks app so you don’t need to download an eReader. Android devices will often have Google Books. Macs will open the eBook in iBooks and most PCs will open the eBook in Microsoft Edge.) Having problems? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit one of the Dal Libraries’ IT Help Desks in the Killam or Sexton Libraries or the Wallace McCain Learning Commons.
About Song of Rita Joe:
Rita Joe was born in Cape Breton in 1932 and was a residential school survivor. She published six books of poetry and this autobiography. Rita wrote poetry because she wanted to inspire her people and tell her own story. “My greatest wish is that there will be more writing from my people, and that our children will read it. I have said again and again that our history would be different if it had been expressed by us.” (From Song of Rita Joe.)
About Dal Reads:
Dal Reads is designed to encourage people in the Dalhousie community to share their love of books. Launched in 2009, the program brings the Dalhousie community together through the shared experience of reading the same book and taking part in programming related to the book.
Programming for 2019/20: