We're Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City

We're Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City

Roberta Brandes Gratz

The aftermath of storm Katrina is without doubt one of the darkest chapters in American historical past. The hurricane triggered remarkable destruction, and a poisonous blend of presidency overlook and socioeconomic inequality grew to become a quandary right into a tragedy. yet one of the rubble, there's hope.

We’re nonetheless the following Ya Bastards offers a unprecedented panoramic examine New Orleans’s revival within the years following the storm. Award-winning journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz stocks the tales of people that back to their houses and feature taken the rebuilding in their urban into their very own arms. She indicates how the city—from the reduce 9th Ward to the storied French sector to Bayou Bienvenue—is recuperating regardless of improper governmental regulations that advertise catastrophe capitalism instead of the general public stable. whereas tracing confident tendencies, Gratz additionally investigates the main fiercely debated matters and demanding situations dealing with town: a violent and corrupt legal approach, the tragic remaining of Charity medical institution, the way forward for public schooling, and the increase of gentrification.

By telling tales which are usually overlooked by way of the mainstream media, We’re nonetheless the following Ya Bastards indicates the energy and resilience of a neighborhood that keeps to paintings to rebuild New Orleans, and divulges what Katrina couldn’t wreck: the colourful tradition, epic heritage, and unwavering satisfaction of 1 of the best towns in America.

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