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Cajun and Creole Studies

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Louisiana Creole Literature

Louisiana Creole Literature is a broad-ranging critical reading of belles lettres—in both French and English—connected to and generally produced by the distinctive Louisiana Creole peoples, chiefly ...

Une Belle Maison

By S. Frederick Starr
Photographs by Robert S. Brantley
Categories: Louisiana

Described in an 1835 bill of sale as une belle maison, the Lombard plantation house is a rare survivor. Built in the early nineteenth century as a West Indian-style residence, it was the focal point of ...

Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens

By Shane K. Bernard
Translated by Faustine Hillard
Categories: Louisiana

Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group. In its original English, the book proved a perfect package, comprehensible ...

Angola to Zydeco

By R. Reese Fuller
Categories: Louisiana

Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is a collection of creative nonfiction pieces about the lively personalities who call south Louisiana home. Originally published in newspapers based in Lafayette-Times ...

Eyes of an Eagle

Selected Book for the Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration, 2012

In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the sophisticated French city of Bordeaux to begin his new life in the city with the second ...

Louisiana Rambles

By Ian McNulty
Categories: Louisiana

After Hurricane Katrina laid bare the fragility and environmental peril of South Louisiana, author Ian McNulty set out on a series of daytrips to delve into the area's diverse cultural landscapes. He ...

Cajun Mardi Gras Masks

Every winter a handful of Cajun Louisiana folk artists assembles unlikely mixtures of material to shape masks for their Cajun Mardi Gras celebrations. They use window screens, chicken feathers, yarn, ...

The Grandissimes

Edited by Thomas J. Richardson
Categories: Literature

These six essays, originally printed in The Southern Quarterly, focus on the importance of the first modern novel to deal honestly with racial complexities in the South and with the transitional Creole ...

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California

Queen Ida. Danny Poullard. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank. Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. These are names that are familiar to many fans of Cajun music and zydeco, and they have one other thing ...

Dictionary of Louisiana French

The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes ...