Crazy Brave

  • by Joy Harjo
  • Narrated by Joy Harjo
  • 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, Crazy Brave 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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woman's life

made me think about life and a bucket list
do not miss out on anything. read this.
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- Pen Name

Beautiful

Was a slow start for me...but so worth it. The writing and narration are beautiful.
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- Kasandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-28-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios