ISBN 9780979085888
Pages 372
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2013
Publisher African Heritage Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Eco-Critical Literature

Regreening African Landscapes

edited by Okuyade Ogaga

Eco-Critical Literature: Regreening African Landscapes critically examines the representations, constructions, and imaginings of the relationship between the human and non-human worlds in contemporary African literature and culture. It offers innovative, incisive, and critical perspectives on the importance of sustaining a symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment. The book thus carries African scholarship beyond the mere analysis of themes and style to ethical and activist roles of literature having an impact on readers and the public. It is a scholarship geared towards rectifying ecological imbalance that is prevalent in many parts of the continent that forms the setting, context, and thematic discourse of the works or authors studied in this book. Besides sensitizing the African readership to the need for the restoration of harmony between man and the environment, this book equally aims to further familiarize scholars and students working on African literature and culture with the theoretical concerns of eco-criticism.

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About the Editor

Okuyade Ogaga

Dr. OKUYADE Ogaga teaches popular/folk culture, African literature and culture, African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the English Novel in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

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