After the Storm

Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina
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On the second anniversary of Katrina, one of the few books to offer the perspectives of African Americans on the Gulf Coast tragedy

“Takes you on an unforgettable journey.” —US News & World Report

Available for the first time in paperback after selling out its hardcover print run and being frequently named among the best of the Katrina books, After the Storm offers “angry, learned, focused, readable, [and] essential” writing, according to Library Journal, in which contributors face what Ebony magazine calls “questions about poverty, housing, governmental decision-making, crime, community development and political participation, which were raised in the aftermath of the storm.”

Featuring the work of leading African American intellectuals, including Derrick Bell, Charles Ogletree, Michael Eric Dyson, Cheryl Harris, Devon Carbado, Adolph Reed, Sheryll Cashin, and Clement Alexander Price, After the Storm suggests “precisely what we must do if we are to both save the planet and create the great towns and cities that we can proudly bequeath to future generations” (Socialist Review).


“Among the best. . . . Ten essays by legal scholars cover a tremendous expanse of issues . . . will reverberate for years.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Poignant and provocative.”
The City Paper
“10 original, judiciously edited essays . . . succinct and fresh.”
Publishers Weekly
“The shelves aren’t exactly crowded with works by black writers examining the debacle from an African-American perspective . . . [Troutt’s offers] sage advice.”
Washington Post
“In many ways, this is the most impressive of the [Katrina] books . . . owing to its precision and its refusal to dwell merely on the expected.”
Library Journal

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