By Roberta Brandes Gratz
We’re nonetheless the following Ya Bastards provides a unprecedented panoramic examine New Orleans’s revival within the years following the typhoon. 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 fingers. She exhibits how the city—from the reduce 9th Ward to the storied French region to Bayou Bienvenue—is convalescing regardless of mistaken governmental rules that advertise catastrophe capitalism instead of the general public stable. whereas tracing confident traits, Gratz additionally investigates the main fiercely debated matters and demanding situations dealing with town: a violent and corrupt felony approach, the tragic last of Charity sanatorium, the way forward for public schooling, and the increase of gentrification.
By telling tales which are usually neglected by means of the mainstream media, We’re nonetheless right here Ya Bastards exhibits the power and resilience of a group that keeps to paintings to rebuild New Orleans, and divulges what Katrina couldn’t break: the colourful tradition, epic background, and unwavering delight of 1 of the best towns in America.