NATURES OF AFRICA, ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms

: Moolla (F.) ed.

R 390.00
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334pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016


A collection of essays that explores different understandings of the connections between humans, animals and the environment; and suggests alternative ways of addressing the challenges facing the African continent, such as global warming, desertification, floods, animal extinctions and environmental destruction.

Contributions include:
"The Environment as Significant Other: the green nature of Shona indigenous religion" by Jacob Mapara
"Towards an Ecocriticism in Africa: literary aesthetics in African environmental literature" by Chengyi Coral Wu
"Navigating Gariep Country: writing nature-culture in 'Borderline' by William Dicey" by Mathilda Slabbert
"Animals, Nostalgia and Zimbabwe's Rural Landscape in the Poetry of Chenjerai Hove and Musaemura Zimunya" by Syned Mthatiwa.

Fiona Moolla teaches African literature at the University of the Western Cape. She is the author of "Reading Nuruddin Farah: the individual, the novel and the idea of home".