Warren A. Perrin’s New Book: “Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History”

HARVEY, LA – Book director and editor Warren A. Perrin will celebrate the launch of “Acadie Then and Now: A People's History” at the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana’s (CODOFIL) Christmas luncheon on Dec. 6th at The Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, at 12:00 p.m.

         The book includes Perrin’s original contributions and a collection of 65 articles by 55 authors on the Acadians and Cajuns living today in Louisiana, Texas and Maine who can trace their history back to an original 1605 French settlement in Nova Scotia. The collection provides readers with new insights on the past, present and future of the Acadian descendants from all the Acadies of the world.

         Perrin, born near Erath, LA, and currently lives in Lafayette, is an attorney with Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez, and Ouellet, served as President of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) from 1994 to 2010 and is an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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         He is the founder of the Acadian Museum of Erath, LA and is the author of six books dealing with French culture, including Acadian Redemption (2004), the first biography of an Acadian exile.

         In 2007, Perrin was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame and in 2012 he was named chairman of the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

         All profits from the book will be donated to 22 Acadian museums located in 3 different countries.

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