Haymarket Books is offering free digital downloads of “Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six“, a 2010 book by New Orleans journalist and community organizer Jordan Flaherty.
Dubbed by Haymarket as “a people’s history of community organizing in New Orleans” before and after the 2005 hurricane, reviews have been positive.
From the publisher:
Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans. The book weaves the stories of gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, public housing residents, and grassroots activists in the years before and after Katrina. From post-Katrina evacuee camps to torture testimony at Angola Prison to organizing with the family members of the Jena Six, Floodlines tells the stories behind the headlines from an unforgettable time and place in history.
I haven’t read it but I will this weekend.
Free downloads available through September 13. Get it here.