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Travels with Mae: Scenes from a New Orleans Girlhood ebook

by Eileen M. Julien


Eileen Julien tells the story of her girlhood, young womanhood, and cultural and political awakening against . To travel with Mae is to be well-traveled indeed; Julien honors her mother's spirit, her family's strength, with this affectionate, graceful portrait

Eileen Julien tells the story of her girlhood, young womanhood, and cultural and political awakening against the backdrop of New Orleans in the 1950's and 60's. Not only the story of the author's coming of age, this is a loving portrait of family life. Julien gives an insider's perspective on New Orleans culture. With her we attend Carnival balls and parades, family picnics and swimming parties, and survive hurricanes Betsy and Katrina. To travel with Mae is to be well-traveled indeed; Julien honors her mother's spirit, her family's strength, with this affectionate, graceful portrait. - The Times-Picayune, August 5, 2009.

Travels with Mae book. With a series of lyrical vignettes Eileen M. Julien traces her life as an African American woman growing up in middle-class New Orleans in the 1950s and 1960s. Julien's narratives focus on her relationship with her mother, family, community, and the city itself, while touching upon life after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Travels with Mae. Book Description: With a series of lyrical vignettes Eileen M. Julien traces her life as an African . Haunted by a colonial past associated with African presence, racial mixing, and suspect rituals, New Orleans has served the national imagination as a place of exoticism where objectionable people and unsavory practices.

With a series of lyrical vignettes Eileen M. The destruction of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath revealed New Orleans' deep poverty and marginalized population, and brought a media storm that perpetuated the city's stigma. Travels with Mae lovingly restores the wonder of this great city, capturing both its beauty and its pain through the eyes of an insider.

Lush, smart snapshots of a New Orleans girlhood. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. This is one of the most enjoyable New Orleans memoirs I have yet encountered. Dr. Julien grew up as part of a little known part of New Orleans culture - the mid-century, black middle class. She has gone on to be a professor of French and Italian, and of African Diaspora Studies, at Indiana University. She is a keen, smart-witted observer and her various random memories of childhood are gems of delight, heart-break, mystery and discovery

With a series of lyrical vignettes Eileen M. Julien traces her life as an African American woman growing up in. . Haunted by a colonial past associated with African presence, racial mixing, and suspect rituals, New Orleans has served the national imagination as a place of exoticism where objectionable people and unsavory practices can be found. Scenes from a New Orleans Girlhood. Indiana University Press. Published: 6th July 2009. African Novels and the Question of Orality. This is an extremely well written and carefully argued book that is quite persuasive

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Eileen Julien ( ) has published Travels with Mae: Scenes from a New Orleans Girlhood, which appeared over the summer of 2009 from Indiana University Press). Julien, Biodun Jeyifo and Karin Barber met in Hong Kong in May with other contributors to LAWH (Literature: A Word History), a project of the Stockholm Collegium of World Literary History. Guy Martin ( ) a donné la leçon inaugurale sur le thème Introduction à la Citoyenneté en Afrique lors de la 2ème session de l’Académie de Droit et Justice Constitutionnels en Afrique qui s’est tenue à Yaoundé du 27 juillet au 8 août 2009 sous les.

With a series of lyrical vignettes Eileen M. Julien traces her life as an African American woman growing up in middle-class New Orleans in the 1950s and 1960s. Julien's narratives focus on her relationship with her mother, family, community, and the city itself, while touching upon life after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Haunted by a colonial past associated with African presence, racial mixing, and suspect rituals, New Orleans has served the national imagination as a place of exoticism where objectionable people and unsavory practices can be found. The destruction of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath revealed New Orleans' deep poverty and marginalized population, and brought a media storm that perpetuated the city's stigma. Travels with Mae lovingly restores the wonder of this great city, capturing both its beauty and its pain through the eyes of an insider.

Liarienen
At last an authentic portrait of middle class African Americans growing up in New Orleans. I can attest that the characters were authentic because I knew all of them. Eileen and I grew up together in the same neighborhood and our parents were friends. I laughed, cried and reminisced with joy!
Preve
This book will take time to savor and enjoy -- the one who sees and the one who is being seen add to the depth of this personal history of a mother's life through the daughter's eye; the mother is Mae and the daughter is Eileen Julien, a scholar and passionate human being whom I would grow in scope and vision through knowing. This is New Orleans, Louisana, times of horrendous change. Come and see!
Vivados
This is one of the most enjoyable New Orleans memoirs I have yet encountered.

Dr. Julien grew up as part of a little known part of New Orleans culture -- the mid-century, black middle class. She has gone on to be a professor of French and Italian, and of African Diaspora Studies, at Indiana University. She is a keen, smart-witted observer and her various random memories of childhood are gems of delight, heart-break, mystery and discovery. Her descriptions of the homemade New Orleans cuisine of her childhood is worth the price of the book alone.

Most of her vignettes are 1 or 2 pp. in this 125pp. work. The photos and cover art are wonderful. I bought my signed copy at Maple Street bookstore in the Carrollton neighborhood last week. I can't wait to go to the book reading at PJ's Coffee on Maple in September.

I really wish Dr. Julien would move back to New Orleans. The city needs her deep understanding of the New Orleans soul now more than ever.
heart of sky
I really enjoy this book because it highlights a part of New Orleans culture and community that is little known--the black middle class. Eileen writes with clarity and heart and invites the reader into her experience. In the intimacy of that invitation, one can find oneself and share profound meaning. What a gift this book is to readers everywhere--especially those interested in memoirs, biography, and history!
Malakelv
This is a loving book, artful in its apparent artlessness. I have read it more than once and have been moved by it each time. It's a book for all of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s-- whether in New Orleans or not.
Travels with Mae: Scenes from a New Orleans Girlhood ebook
Author:
Eileen M. Julien
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Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (July 6, 2009)
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144 pages
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4.6
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