Byron Caminero-Santangelo is an associate professor of English at the
University of Kansas. He is the author of African Fiction and Joseph Conrad: Reading Postcolonial Intertextuality and has written extensively on the intersection of African literary studies and ecocriticism.
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Environment at the Margins brings literary and environmental studies into a robust interdisciplinary dialogue, challenging dominant ideas about nature, conservation, and development in Africa and exploring alternative narratives offered by writers and environmental thinkers. The essays bring together scholarship in geography, anthropology, and environmental history with the study of African and colonial literatures and with literary modes of analysis.
“Ecocritical studies have long neglected the postcolonial regions of the world, so it’s refreshing and timely to see a collection of essays focused entirely on Africa. This collection is the first of its kind and as such is positioned to make a vital intervention in postcolonial, ecocritical, and African studies.”
Elizabeth DeLoughrey, author of Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment