Beyond Katrina is poet Natasha Trethewey’s verypersonal profile of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and of the peoplethere whose lives were forever changed by hur. On one of her trips back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey noticed a sign in. In her reissued and updated memoir, Beyond Katrina, poet Natasha Trethewey, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, tells lots of stories about the.

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Return to Book Page. University of Georgia Press June 1, Language: And I am learning a lot from it. Although racial segregation and discrimination was formally outlawed by the time of her birth, its effects lingered in the Deep South for many years afterward, as many blacks continued to frequent stores owned by their neighbors and to employ local tradesmen.

Beyond Katrina also serves as a harbinger of the cruelty that has become the official United States position toward reconstruction and concern for the lives of the men, women and children in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

There ARE facts and simple declarative statements. In his nostalgia for a past in which he had a viable business, he underscores the ongoing discrepancies that have plagued the rebuilding effort on the Gulf Coast. This was an eye-opening meditation on the Mississippi Gulf. She is the Robert W. Beyond Katrina is not a book for the faint of heart, a challenge which is perhaps its most redeeming hallmark and virtue.

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Jan 25, Lauren rated it it was ok Shelves: May 15, Bonnieb rated it really liked it. Pulitzer Prize winning poet writes soaring and thoughtful nonfiction on the meaning of Hurricane Katrina, its impact specifically on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the meaning of memorialization and erasure of natural disaster, woven with memoir about the storm’s impact on her family and on the area where the storm made landfall.


Mobile Press-Register Beyond Katrina: Without a doubt, this fall will bring a number of books to a growing body beyons literature matrina this disaster. Her poetry serves as the perfect undergirding to her narrative and high lights, magnifies, painfully forces – the reader to understand life before and after dynamic Katrina.

Review: Beyond Katrina

Tims still runs the business he started years ago — Tims’s Snowballs — a little stand that serves tdethewey a gathering spot for a lot of people in the community. University of Georgia Press.

This is the first complete work I have read written by her and I understand the inmense value of her poetry and reflections.

Trivia About Beyond Katrina: Local businessmen, particularly in North Gulfport, were also adversely affected, due to ordinances that permitted the city to take over their land if their owners decided to rebuild their damaged properties. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Despite his skill and reputation, Joe was unable to find steady work tretheweey keep up the tax and mortgage payments on his uninsured properties. The writing was beautifully crafted and interesting.

What stops me is the stack of tithing envelopes. Obviously it explains in depth about how Mississippi, suffered during the aftermath of Katrina. In Beyond KayrinaNatasha Trethewey has created a rare and important document, even an essential one.

Trethewey earned her B. It is a very personal ethnography on how Hurricane Katrina affected the author and her family.

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Natasha Trethewey grew up beyoond North Gulfport, a mostly African-American portion of the city, from the mid s to the early s. On the dock where you board the boat for Ship Island, someone will take your picture: They were right on point, and right on time, inexpensive compared to the school price I would recommend them.

Project MUSE promotes the creation nqtasha dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. She was also the first laureate to take up residence in Washington, D. This year she will be that event’s key note speaker. Trethewey’s mother, a social worker, was part of the inspiration for Native Guard, which is dedicated nagasha her memory.

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A part of the gulf I knew about but hadn’t really thought about. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Natasha Trethewey

August 25, 4: In recent years, as developers have acquired land in the community for commercial purposes — as the city has redistricted homesteads as commercial rather than residential property — many elderly citizens have lost their homes. Jan 25, Chris Koslowski added it. Hardcoverpages. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

This book could easily reach the status of required reading for middle-school through university curriculae. Trethewey uses personal stories of her and her family’s experiences ntaasha Hurricane Katrina to illustrate the injustices of recovery and post hurricane development along racial and economic lines. Still, Trethewey does not structure the book as a series of thesis as I have just done.

Home Subscribe Issues Support Us. Natasha Trethewey’s narrative keeps the reader engaged from cover to cover. I think people just don’t understand.

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It was a good read reminding us that New Orleans was not the only place or people devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Her brother Joe came to live in the town after his father — Trethewey’s stepfather — murdered their mother.

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