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Wright, Laura, 1970-
"Wilderness into civilized shapes" : reading the postcolonial environment / Laura Wright
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR9084 .W75 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Commonwealth fiction (English) -- History and criticism
Colonies in literature
Ecology in literature
Imperialism -- Environmental aspects
Globalization -- Environmental aspects
Subject Africa -- In literature
India -- In literature
Subject(s) Ecocriticism
Physical Description 213 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-204) and index
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

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