Monday, June 30, 2008

Voices of the displaced

History doesn't have to be told by the victor. Sometime the best accounts come from the mouths of ordinary people who've been at the sharp end of extraordinary events.
Article on Dave Eggers' fascinating oral history project.

Keyword: Katrina


Darren said...

Is it just me or is there no link to the Eggers project?

I'd love to check it out. Wish people weren't so sniffy about oral history or oral testimony. Some of my favourite books are the oral history works by Studs Terkel and the late Tony Parker.

bob said...

Thanks Darren! Link added.

I am a Studs Terkel fan too, but I've never read Tony Parker.