ISBN 9781779213310
Pages 184
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2022
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Re-centring Mother Earth

Ecological Reading of Contemporary Works of Fiction

by Andrew Nyongesa

Literary critics have focused on the nexus between literature and the ecological environment. As a mirror of society, literature encapsulates the natural ecosystem to address environmental degradation as one of the major issues being confronted by communities the world over. Individual literary critics have demonstrated how literary writers have deliberately presented the impact of Mother Nature on the lives of characters. However, most critics have hardly demonstrated the essential role of the ecological environment on the political, social and religious attributes of human Re-centring Mother Earth: Ecological Reading of Contemporary Works of Fiction, Andrew Nyongesa investigates the role of Mother Nature in the political, cultural, religious aspects of human life in contemporary novels. Using eco-criticism, the study challenges homocentric attributes of literature and shows how the ecological environment affects all facets of human life.

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About the Author

Andrew Nyongesa

Andrew Nyongesa is a Kenyan novelist and teacher with great passion for English language and literature. Some of his published works are Worms in the Lounge (2012), The Rise of Rodedom (2013) and The Endless Battle (2016); all of which spin around postcolonial theory - the struggle of the underdog to subvert the values of the dominant group.