Naturalizing Africa

Naturalizing Africa

Ecological Violence, Agency, and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature

Iheka, Cajetan (University of Alabama)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book analyzes how African literary texts have engaged with pressing ecological problems in Africa. It is a multi-disciplinary text, for both researchers and scholars of African Studies, the environment and postcolonial literature.
Introduction: naturalizing Africa; 1. African literature and the aesthetics of proximity; 2. Beyond human agency: Nuruddin Farah and Somalia's ecologies of war; 3. Rethinking postcolonial resistance: the Niger Delta example; 4. Resistance from the ground: agriculture, gender, and manual labor; Epilogue: rehabilitating the human.
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