The Most Important Post-Katrina Writings

what lies beneath

What Lies Beneath: Katrina, race and the state of the nation is a radical anthology of essays published by South End Press. Probably the most important text on the pre/post federal flood era. A great starting point for moving forward in a socially conscious, sustainable and locally-oriented way. An education unto itself.

Particularly insightful, provocative essays:

An introductory essay by Kalamu ya Salaam — a New Orleans poet, educator, filmmaker

The extremely moving “a raging flood of tears,” a poem by Ewuare Osayande

“To Render Ourselves Visible” by members of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

“Slum Clearance” by Lewis Lapham, the recently retired editor of Harper’s

“Corporate Reconstruction and Grassroots Resistance” by Jordan Flaherty of Left Turn Magazine

This wonderful resource of radical analysis, personal reflection and humanity will be referenced much as I continue to write on these topics in this blog and beyond. Thank you all for producing this book.

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