Moderated by Geoffrey Philp, author of Hurricane Center, and MJ Fievre, ReadCaribbean coordinator.
Presented in English.
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Through poetry, fiction, and reportage, Caribbean writers share with the world the fury of hurricanes, showing how fierce winds and torrential rains frequently help determine national – and individual – courses of action. In this panel, authors from Dominica, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica explore the experiences and emotions following the wake of Hurricane Maria. Celia A Sorhaindo brings us Guabancex, a poetry collection that blurs the lines between realism and mythology; Orlando-based journalist María T. Padilla and retired first responder Nancy Rosado discuss Tossed to the Wind, the gripping account of the wreckage, despair, and displacement Maria left behind; and from Kereen Getten comes When Life Gives You Mangoes, the story about a young girl who can’t remember anything from her previous summer after a hurricane.
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