Barry Jean Ancelet, Granger & Debaillon/BORSF Endowed Professor of Francophone Studies and Folklore at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and author of Cajun and Creole Music Makers, Cajun Country, and Cajun and Creole Folktales, and co-editor of Dictionary of Louisiana French as Spoken in Cajun, Creole and American Indian Communities
Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Livesby R. Reese Fuller
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 of Acadiana and Independent Weekly-the twenty-five profiles and features provide intriguing glimpses into the lives of well-known/i>/i>/i>… See more details below
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 of Acadiana and Independent Weekly-the twenty-five profiles and features provide intriguing glimpses into the lives of well-known Louisianans such as James Lee Burke, Ernest J. Gaines, Elemore Morgan Jr., Buckwheat Zydeco, Marc Savoy, Boozoo Chavis, Calvin Borel, Santy Runyon, and Eddie Shuler. Author R. Reese Fuller also details the sometimes zany and sometimes tragic subjects that populate the cultural landscape of south Louisiana, from Tabasco peppers to Angola prison to cockfighting.
Fuller brings years of experience in the newspaper industry to bear on this collection, offering behind-the-scenes access not available elsewhere. Of particular note are his interviews with musicians and local celebrities, who reveal how their love of the region has influenced their work. Fuller's natural approach to storytelling creates a book that is a joy to read and truly represents the people of south Louisiana.
- University Press of Mississippi
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R. Reese Fuller, Lafayette, Louisiana, teaches English and U.S. history at the Episcopal School of Acadiana. He is a former assistant editor and senior writer for the Times of Acadiana and a former managing editor and senior writer with the Independent Weekly, both based in Lafayette. Follow him at www.ReeseFuller.com.
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