Draft cover for Undead Uprising

October 17, 2016

This is a draft cover for my forthcoming book Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex (Strange Attractor Press), which I expect to be on the shelves by the end of the year. It will not be the final design, but I thought I’d share it as it may never see the light of day otherwise.

undead-uprising-cover-mock-up

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2 Responses to “Draft cover for Undead Uprising”

  1. Stanton Says:

    Be interesting to know if the Clinton’s hoovering up of Haitian money has been as devastating to Haiti as these protesters suggest. Also if this is reflected in the Zombi Complex or in magical retaliation. Despite it’s crass headline this video contains serious allegations and material relevant to Haiti and it’s image around the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PeO0SfCw5s

  2. John Cussans Says:

    I’ll need to do some more digging into the details of some of the more recent claims, such as Hilary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, being on the advisory board of the company that has been granted rights to Haitian gold extraction. Seems the Washington Post did something on the story last year: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/role-of-hillary-clintons-brother-in-haiti-gold-mine-raises-eyebrows/2015/03/20/c8b6e3bc-cc05-11e4-a2a7-9517a3a70506_story.html. In terms of the more general claims about the Clinton’s involvement in Haiti, the USAID surplus rice story is well-documented and, for what its worth, Bill Clinton publicly apologized at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his mistakes in March 2010. His role in the disastrous mis-management of the funds raised after the earthquake of 2010 have been documented too (see Raoul Peck’s excellent film about the immediate aftermath of the earthquake ‘Fatal Assistance’:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShAjH0VW0eI). This article by Jonathan M. Katz seems to cover much of the story about the Clinton’s role in Haiti: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/09/the_truth_about_the_clintons_and_haiti.html. Seems that this sensationalist mondo-style doc, funded by the CEO of the Trump presidential campaign, Stephen K. Bannon, is the source of the most vehement anti-Clinton punditry at the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYRUOd_QoM.
    It seems like some of this needs to be taken with a pinch of anti-reactionary salt.

    The zombie-problem, as I define it, has more to do with radically divided nature of the contemporary zombie, on the one hand utterly compliant and remotely controlled, and the other, inhumanly insurrectionary and beyond control, tropes rooted historically in colonial reactions to the Haitian revolution. But we are all, to some extent, zombies of historical consciousness, especially with regard to Haiti, a country that has not been well-served in this regard. So the more we can learn about the role of the Clinton’s in Haiti, the better.

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