Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Why do I call the Bayou State 'LouisiAfrica'? A coinage that reflects historic perspective

Nicki Danels recently wrote, "Just curious; why do you call it LouisiAfrica?"

As a specialist in Louisiana history I coined the term LouisiaiAfrica when I realized there should be some way of recognizing the fact that both Europeans and African-Americans worked together to creat the Bayou State's best elements. Creole cooking, zydeco, jazz, even Cajun music, Mardi Gras style, etc. I could go on and on with perspective and evidence.

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