Cultivation and Catastrophe: The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature

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"At the intersection of social and environmental history there has emerged a rich body of black literary response to natural and agricultural experiences, whether the legacy of enforced agricultural labor or of the destruction and displacement brought about by a hurricane. In Cultivation and Catastrophe, Sonya Posmentier uncovers a vivid diasporic tradition of black environmental writing that responds to the aftermath of plantation slavery, urbanization, and free and forced migrations. While humanist discourses of African ...

Cultivation and Catastrophe: The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature 2017, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421422657

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