The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies

by Victoria Breaux

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BN ID: 2940016642246
Publisher: Victoria Breaux
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 665 KB

About the Author

Victoria Delille Breaux was born in New Orleans, LA. She comes from a large Creole family with roots in the African, French and Indian Communities. Victoria lived in Louisiana until she was ready to start school. Those early years were spent at her grandparents' home in a small Parish in Southeastern Louisiana. Most of the men worked in the Sugar Cane Refinery. The women often spoke a Patois at home. Victoria returned to Louisiana every summer and every holiday. Victoria carries the name of Henriette Delille, who is the Patron of the Sisters of the Holy Family Order. The Order still exists today in Louisiana. Victoria�s Grandmother had long coal black hair. Her Godmother was a Creole who could pass for white, but chose to live among blacks and marry a dark-skinned black man. She would say that it was not worth giving up who I am to make life easier. Creoles, in Victoria�s world, were truly a mixed breed of folks. Ranging from �bright� to colored. Most of them were Catholics, like Victoria�s grandfather. Most of the women had long black hair, like her Grandmother. Their surnames reflected those of the Frenchmen they were descended from, like her entire family- the Breauxs. Victoria fondly remembers her childhood the older folks speaking in a Patois Creole. �When they wanted us to go to the local store or run errands for them , they would say, 'Come here che, petite bebe.� Che is short for mon cherie or my love. Petite bebe is means small child or small baby. Victoria lives in New York with her husband and children.

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