Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Paperback)

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By Yarimar Bonilla (Editor), Marisol Lebrón (Editor)
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Two years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. Aftershocks collects poems, essays and photos from survivors of Hurricane Maria detailing their determination to persevere.

The concept of "aftershocks" is used in the context of earthquakes to describe the jolts felt after the initial quake, but no disaster is a singular event. Aftershocks of Disaster examines the lasting effects of hurricane Maria, not just the effects of the wind or the rain, but delving into what followed: state failure, social abandonment, capitalization on human misery, and the collective trauma produced by the botched response.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781642590302
ISBN-10: 1642590304
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English