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Natures of Africa
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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Chapter 1: "Here is some baobab leaf!": Sunjata, foodways and biopiracy
  • Chapter 2: Shona as a land-based nature-culture: A study of the (re)construction of Shona land mythology in popular songs
  • Chapter 3: The environment as significant Other: The green nature of Shona indigenous religion
  • Chapter 4: Animal praise poetry and the Samburu desire to survive
  • Chapter 5: Voluntourism paradoxes: Strategic visual tropes of the natural on South African voluntourism websites
  • Chapter 6: Toward ecocriticism in Africa: Literary aesthetics in African environmental literature
  • Chapter 7: Critical intersections: Ecocriticism, globalised cities and African narrative, with a focus on K. Sello Duiker's Thirteen Cents
  • Chapter 8: Navigating Gariep country: Writing nature and culture in Borderline by William Dicey
  • Chapter 9: Negotiating identity in a vanishing geography: Home, environment and displacement in Helon Habila's Oil on Water
  • Chapter 10: Animal narrators in Patrice Nganang's Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle and Alain Mabanckou's Memoirs of a Porcupine
  • Chapter 11: Nature, animism and humanity in Anglophone Nigerian poetry
  • Chapter 12: Animals, nostalgia, and Zimbabwe's rural landscape in the poetry of Chenjerai Hove and Musaemura Zimunya
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes

About the Author

Fiona Moolla teaches African Literature at the University of the Western Cape. Her work focuses on the nexus between oral, print and digital cultures, highlighting human, animal, environmental and cosmic relationships. She is the author of Reading Nuruddin Farah: The Individual, the Novel and the Idea of Home.

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