Friday, April 10, 2015

99. Interview with Ibrahima Seck about Bouki Fait Gumbo.

99. Part 1 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 10, 1806. General Leonidas Polk’s birthday.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Treme, the television drama series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. which follows the interconnected lives of a group of New Orleanians in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, premiered on HBO on April 11, 2010.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Bradshaw - Brooks Golf Tournament.  Join Louisiana Tech Athletics, Terry Bradshaw and Kix Brooks for the 11th annual Bradshaw-Brooks Golf Tournament at Squire Creek Country Club.
    April 12th, 2015 - April 13th, 2015
    Squire Creek Country Club
    289 Squire Creek Pkwy, Choudrant, LA 71227
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