Black Creole Chronicles

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
University of New Orleans Press
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.43 X 8.43 X 0.71 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781608012497

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About the Author

Mona Lisa Saloy, author, folklorist, educator, and scholar, is an award-winning author of contemporary Creole culture in poems about Black New Orleans before and after Katrina. As a folklorist, Saloy documents sidewalk songs, jump-rope rhymes, and clap-hand games to discuss the importance of play. As a poet, her first book, Red Beans & Ricely Yours, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award. She's written on the significance of the Black Beat poets, on the African American Toasting Tradition, on Black & Creole talk, and on conditions and keeping Creole after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Her work captures the day-to-day New Orleans speech, contemplates family dynamics, celebrates New Orleans, and all in a way everyday people can enjoy.

Reviews

"This is a poetry of the spirit, of the ancestors."
--Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tradition

"Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy beautifully captures the culture and essence of Louisiana in her mesmerizing poetry."
--Gov. John Bel Edwards