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A 120-page paperback book that describes the French-Acadian, or Cajun, people with the accuracy and dignity to which they are entitled -- contrary to the shallow, stereotyping manner in which they have been depicted by many of the news media. This controversial book sets the record straight about the Cajun people and their culture. Illustrated with maps and photos.
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TRENT ANGERS, who was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in Literature (2000 and 2001), is a veteran journalist who has authored thousands of published news and feature stories, as well as five books, in a writing and editing career that has spanned four decades.
His books are: The Truth About The Cajuns (1989); Dudley LeBlanc: A Biography (1993); The Forgotten Hero Of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story (1999); Grand Coteau: The Holy Land of South Louisiana (2004); and An Airboat on the Streets of New Orleans (2008).
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in 1970. Since 1975, Angers has been editor and publisher of Acadiana Profile, The Magazine of the Cajun Country, based in Lafayette, La.; it is one of the longest-running regional publications in the United States.
Many of the articles about the Cajuns and their land can only be described as superficial, distorted works done by writers who were either short on time, short on competence, or so burdened down with preconceived notions that a well-balanced story was virtually impossible to begin with. To read some of these stories, you'd swear that all the Cajuns do is eat, drink and dance! They are portrayed as a glib bunch of beer-drinkin', two-steppin', party-goin' types who are a bit short on intelligence, integrity and ingenuity. It's true that the Cajun people and their culture are noticeably different than mainstream America in some ways. But these differences have been exaggerated to the point that some of the stories border on fiction.
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Book Description Acadian House Pub, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0925417041
Book Description Acadian House Pub, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0925417041
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