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Humanities Moments

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Beyond Katrina and Harvey

Contributed by Jordan, 21, Student
Site in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

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In one of my English classes, we are currently reading through Beyond Katrina by Natasha Trethewey. I was very young when the storm hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I live far enough away, in Texas, to where no one I knew was affected. After the events of Hurricane Harvey though, I saw so many of my friends go through hard times. So many of their houses were destroyed and all they could do was watch and wait for news from their families. Reading books like Beyond Katrina have helped me to understand the destruction a natural disaster can cause and the steps people take to rebuilding and recovery. I feel like reading this book has allowed me to talk more passionately with my boyfriend and friends about Harvey and not forget the lingering effects of this storm months later.

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Beyond Katrina and Harvey

Description

In one of my English classes, we are currently reading through Beyond Katrina by Natasha Trethewey. I was very young when the storm hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I live far enough away, in Texas, to where no one I knew was affected. After the events of Hurricane Harvey though, I saw so many of my friends go through hard times. So many of their houses were destroyed and all they could do was watch and wait for news from their families. Reading books like Beyond Katrina have helped me to understand the destruction a natural disaster can cause and the steps people take to rebuilding and recovery. I feel like reading this book has allowed me to talk more passionately with my boyfriend and friends about Harvey and not forget the lingering effects of this storm months later.

Creator

Natasha Trethewey

Source

Beyond Katrina

Date

April 27, 2018

Contributor

Jordan, 21, Student

Identifier

beyond-katrina-and-harvey

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