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July 23, 2009

ULM History Professor presents Cajun culture in library talk

University of Louisiana at Monroe Assistant Professor Jeff Anderson is in the middle of a two-week program on Poor Man's Provence, written by Retha Grimsely Johnson.

The free program, held at the Concordia Parish Library's Vidalia Branch, focuses on Cajun culture as described in Johnson’s book and is open to the public.

Later this year, Anderson will participate in the Louisiana Book Festival, where his recent publication, Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: A Handbook will be a featured non-fiction work. The book explains the history of voodoo and hoodoo, with its roots in African religion and its gradual transformation into uniquely African-American practices.

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