Friday, April 17, 2015

100. Interview with Ibrahima Seck about Bouki Fait Gombo, Part 2

100. Part 2 of our interview with Ibrahima Seck about his book, Bouki Fait Gumbo. "Through an in-depth study of one of Louisiana's most important sugar plantations, Bouki Fait Gombo traces the impact of slavery on southern culture. This is a thorough examination of the Whitney's evolution-- from the precise routes slaves crossed to arrive at the plantation's doors to the records of the men, women, and children who were bound to the Whitney over the years. Although Bouki Fait does not shy away from depicting the daily brutalities slaves faced, at the book's heart are the robust culinary and musical cultures that arose from their shared sense of community and homesickness. The release of this book coincides with the opening of the Whitney Plantation Museum, a 'site of memory dedicated to a fuller understanding of the facts of slavery, our national tragedy'." 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. April 18, 1864. Battle of Sabine Pass takes place in Cameron Parish.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. The Canal streetcar line reopened April 18, 2004, almost 40 years after its close.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Festival International de Louisiane
    April 22nd, 2015 - April 26th, 2015
    downtown Lafayette, Louisiana
    444 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    337-232-8086 | 337-233-7536

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