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"Wilderness into civilized shapes" : reading the postcolonial environment

Author: Laura Wright
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how postcolonial landscapes and environmental issues are represented in fiction. It explores the changes brought by colonialism and globalization as depicted in an array of international  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Wright
ISBN: 9780820335681 9780820333960 0820333964 0820335681
OCLC Number: 939053851
Description: 213 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: imagining the postcolonial environment --
Inventing tradition and colonizing the plants: Ngugi wa Thoing'o's Petals of blood and Zakes Mda's Heart of redness --
Safari, zoo, and dog pound: vegetarianism, extinction, and the place of animals in the postcolonial environment --
"Swimming in the river of life" but caught in "the stream of justice": India's water woes and Arundhati Roy --
Prophecy, motherhood, and the land: an exploration of postcolonial ecofeminism --
Conclusion: writing and theorizing the environmental interregnum.
Responsibility: Laura Wright.

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