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Environment at the Margins: Literary and Environmental Studies in Africa

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by Byron Caminero-Santangelo
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Environment at the Margins: Literary and Environmental Studies in Africa by Byron Caminero-Santangelo

Environment at the Margins brings literary and environmental studies into a robust interdisciplinary dialogue, challenging dominant ideas about nature, conservation, and development in Africa and exploring alternative narratives offered by writers and environmental thinkers. The essays bring together scholarship in geography, anthropology, and environmental history with the study of African and colonial literatures and with literary modes of analysis. Contributors analyze writings by colonial administrators and literary authors, as well as by such prominent African activists and writers as Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Mia Couto, Nadine Gordimer, Wangari Maathai, J. M. Coetzee, Zakes Mda, and Ben Okri. These postcolonial ecocritical readings focus on dialogue not only among disciplines but also among different visions of African environments. In the process, Environment at the Margins posits the possibility of an ecocriticism that will challenge and move beyond marginalizing, limiting visions of an imaginary Africa.รข

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Size: 1.5 MB
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 2370006158936 (DRM-EPUB)

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