Lafacadio Hearn left Cincinnati for New Orleans in 1877, where he remained for almost a decade. Whilst there he penned Gombo Zhebes, which is a collection of 352 Creole proverbs selected from 6 different dialects. Included are selections from the Creole of French Guyana, the Creole of Haiti, the Creole of New Orleans, the Creole of Martinique, the Creole of Mauritius, and the Creole of Trinidad. The proverbs are translated into French and into English. This early work by Hearn was first published in 1885 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.