Perceptive, provocative and persuasive... This important, smartly written, and insightful study facilitates deeper understanding of why President Barack Obama's election failed to reconcile fundamental fissures in American society so graphically on display in New Orleans during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Anna Hartnell's Rewriting Exodus is an intellectual tour de force. It is essential reading for everyone in African American Studies. (Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies & Professor of History, Northwestern University Chair, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University)
About the Author
Anna Hartnell is a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has written for the Guardian, American Quarterly and Callaloo.