238. Part 2 of our interview with Omar el Akkad. American War is the first novel by Canadian-Egyptian journalist Omar El Akkad. It is set in a near-future United States of America ravaged by climate change in which a second Civil War has broken out over the use of fossil fuels. The story is told by Benjamin Chestnut about his aunt Sarat, and is told through narrative chapters interspersed with fictional primary documents collected by the narrator. This week in Louisiana history. December 9, 1872. PBS Pinchback became first (& so far only) black governor of Louisiana. This week in New Orleans history. Frank Davis Dies. December 9, 2013. This week in Louisiana. Holiday Tour of Homes - Natchitoches Historic Foundation January 18th, 2017 Throughout Natchitoches 780 Front Street, Ste. 100, Natchitoches, LA 71457 800-259-1714 | 800-259-1714 Website | Email Throughout Natchitoches Beautiful homes, seasonal decorations, refreshments and music. Candlelight and day tours in the City of Lights.Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to twins singing a duet on Decatur Street in front of St. Louis Cathedral.Listen in iTunes. Listen in Stitcher. Listen on Google Play. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.