Original publishing date: 09 . 13 . 19
Haymarket Books has just released ‘Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm’, a collection of essays edited by the amazing scholars Yarimar Bonilla and Marisol LeBrón.
I have had the honor of contributing to the book with its cover image and I am thrilled to imagine the 'Pentagramas series' can somehow connect with the many thoughtful reflections of its writers and readers about this momentous subject.
Book launch: September 18, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, The Latinx Project at New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10003.
Description below sourced from Latinx Project book launch page:
An in-depth look at Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis that conditioned this historic disaster. 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. #aftershocksofdisaster