It’s been said that home is where your heart is. If you grew up in the heart of Cajun country, chances are that South Louisiana will always be your home. Staying connected to my culture while living out of state can be difficult, but I’ve found that reading books that focus on the Cajun culture nourish my soul. I feel a deep connection to South Louisiana – it keeps that Cajun fire alive in me. It keeps me connected to my roots. In order to foster that connection and share it with y’all, I created the Bayou Book Club.
The Bayou Book Club is a virtual book club that focuses on reading books related to the Cajun culture.
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The book club meets every 6 weeks on Sunday evenings at 9PM Eastern time. Our upcoming calls are listed below – take a moment to mark them on your calendar.
Our first book selection is “Bayou Farewell” by Mike Tidwell. This book is near and dear to my heart. Mike is from New England, but on a visit to South Louisiana, he becomes captivated by the Cajun culture. He tells the story of his journeys through South Louisiana in an entertaining and respectful manner. Trust me, you’ll be entertained, educated and love reading this lively tale.
August 21, 2016 @ 9PM Eastern: “Atchafalaya Houseboat: My years in the Louisiana Swamp” by Gwen Roland
If you have a book that you’ve read that you loved, please share it with me at info(at)thecreativecajun(dot)com and we’ll consider it for a future book club call.
“The Cajuns: Americanization of a People” by Shane K. Bernard
“Cajun Folktales” by J.J. Reneaux
“The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History” by Christopher Hodson