Brenda Mounier



Educator and producer of Bonjour, l’Histoire: Cajun History for Kids, BY Kids, Brenda Mounier’s native Cajun French language inspires her poetry. She began writing in 1984 and twice received the Deep South Writers' French Award sponsored by CODOFIL. She has participated in poetry presentations in Louisiana and Canada. Her poetry appears in the 2016 anthology Heliotrope: French Heritage Women Create. Currently retired, she continues to write and produces French language programming for the Lafayette community at Acadiana Open Channel.





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B...pour Bayou: Un abecedaire cadien

Has heartbreak broken her for good?

In the heart of the Bayou, where the Cipre rises from the swamp, a Cocodrie slumbers. Can you see it, as you perch in your Arbre a poules? In Nenaine's kitchen, the aroma of Debris and Jambalaya fills the air.

B pour bayou is a Louisiana French alphabet book originally conceived by late, great Cajun French language advocate, Richard Guidry.

Designed to bring Louisiana and its unique species of French to life for young readers, B pour Bayou is a wonderful gift for anyone interested in passing on Louisiana's linguistic heritage to new generations. 


Ô Malheureuse

Ô Malheureuse is a first of its kind collection of Louisiana women's French language writings, including song, poem, and prose. Inspired by the phrase “Ô malheureuse!” or “Oh unhappy woman," commonly found in the lyrics of traditional south Louisiana Cajun song, this collection is an intuitive and unselfconscious look at some of the women who are writing in Louisiana French now.  It is produced in an effort to provide more art and dialogue in the local language, and to bring balance to a temporary imbalance in the public voice of women in Louisiana French literature for current and future generations of Louisiana French speakers. 


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