Flint and Feather, E. Pauline Johnson. Paper Jacks, 1987.
Vintage paperback. Previous price sticker shadow on cover. No markings inside. Very good condition.
E Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) was born and raised on Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario to a Chief and his English wife. She was a poet, writer, and performer, whose work celebrated her mixed-race identity.
"The contents of Flint and Feather emphasize the Native aspects of Pauline Johnson's work and include the signature narrative poems that she recited in the performances that created her celebrity such as "Ojistoh," "A Cry from an Indian Wife," "The Cattle Thief," and "The Song My Paddle Sings." The reader subsequently encounters Johnson's more contemplative lyrics about nature, different Canadian places, and the loss of love. Taken as a whole, the volume displays her ability to write in diverse forms and styles, from folksy narratives to taut aestheticism." (The Canadian Encylopedia).
NWAC is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.