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The Resource Naturalizing Africa : ecological violence, agency, and postcolonial resistance in African literature, Cajetan Iheka, (electronic resource)

Naturalizing Africa : ecological violence, agency, and postcolonial resistance in African literature, Cajetan Iheka, (electronic resource)

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Naturalizing Africa : ecological violence, agency, and postcolonial resistance in African literature
Title
Naturalizing Africa
Title remainder
ecological violence, agency, and postcolonial resistance in African literature
Statement of responsibility
Cajetan Iheka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The problem of environmental degradation on the African continent is a severe one. In this book, Cajetan Iheka analyses how African literary texts have engaged with pressing ecological problems in Africa, including the Niger Delta oil pollution in Nigeria, ecologies of war in Somalia, and animal abuses. Analysing narratives by important African writers such as Amos Tutuola, Wangari Maathai, J. M. Coetzee, Bessie Head, and Ben Okri, Iheka challenges the tendency to focus primarily on humans in the conceptualization of environmental problems, and instead focuses on how African literature demonstrates the interconnection and 'proximity' of human and nonhuman beings. Through this, Iheka ultimately proposes a revision of the idea of agency based on human intentionality in African literary studies and postcolonialism: that texts yoke the exploitation of Africans to the despoliation of the environment, and they recommend responsibility toward human and nonhuman beings as crucial for ecological sustainability and addressing climate change.--
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Iheka, Cajetan Nwabueze
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecocriticism in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Human beings
  • Nature
  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Violence
  • War
Label
Naturalizing Africa : ecological violence, agency, and postcolonial resistance in African literature, Cajetan Iheka, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108183123
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : naturalizing Africa
  • African literature and the aesthetics of proximity
  • Beyond human agency : Nuruddin Farah and Somalia's ecologies of war
  • Rethinking postcolonial resistance : the Niger Delta example
  • Resistance from the ground : agriculture, gender, and manual labor
  • Epilogue : rehabilitating the human
Control code
CR9781108183123
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108183123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015374902
Label
Naturalizing Africa : ecological violence, agency, and postcolonial resistance in African literature, Cajetan Iheka, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108183123
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : naturalizing Africa
  • African literature and the aesthetics of proximity
  • Beyond human agency : Nuruddin Farah and Somalia's ecologies of war
  • Rethinking postcolonial resistance : the Niger Delta example
  • Resistance from the ground : agriculture, gender, and manual labor
  • Epilogue : rehabilitating the human
Control code
CR9781108183123
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108183123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015374902

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