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The Book Series: Forms of environmentalism in Africa
October 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+8Free
In this session we will look at environmentalism in different African contexts and discuss how care for nature looks like. This will happen through exploration of books as a starting point for conversations about an understanding of nature and furthermore how nature is understood in relation to humans. African literature is a useful way of exploring environmentalism as it helps us to imagine the connections between humans, non-humans and the environment in a way that is not restricted by imagination nor science.
We will look at snippets of different authors/poets texts to help us to understand these relations. The authors/poets under discussion include:
– Tajin Sallah
– Maaza Mengiste
– Imbolo Mbue
– Albert Kalimbakatha
– Amos Tutuola
The session will be hosted by the Africa Center together with Félix Landry Yuan and Jessie Larbi who will give input and insight concerning their fields of research with sacred grooves and rhino poaching respectively.
The later part of the session is planned as a discussion round so be prepared to share your opinions and learn from others!
We hope to see you all there!