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religion specifically the ecotheology of Octavia Butler and Alice Walker Walker and Butler engage the bible in strikingly specifically the ecotheology of Octavia Butler and Alice Walker Walker and Butler engage the bible in strikingly ways Chapter Four "looks at the literary function of myth in the writings of Percival Everett and Henry Dumas "at the literary function of myth in the writings of Percival Everett and Henry Dumas is a focus on geography and migration in this chapter as Everett focuses on the US West and Dumas on a South North axis Chapter Five engages the blues epistemology with a focus on the poetry of Jayne Cortez The conclusion examines the legacy of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. Llum era to the twenty first century considering WPA slave narratives neo–slave poetry novels essays and documentary films by such artists as Octavia Butler Alice Walker Henry Dumas Percival Everett Spike Lee and Jayne Cortez Identifying themes of work slavery religion mythology music and citizenship Black on Earth highlights the ways in which African American writers are visionary ecological artist.
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ecological citizens then we have images through which they can honor and uestion themselves and any forces hierarchies of nation race class sexuality or gender that complicate their attempts to express their ecological belonging Kimberly Ruffin Black on Earth focuses on what the author calls the burden and beauty paradox in a wide "range of African American ecological texts It is one of many new books to focus on African American environmental "of African American ecological texts It is one of many new books to focus on African American environmental outside of a conventional environmental justice framework including Kimberly K Smith s American environmental literature has relied heavily on the perspectives of European Americans often ignoring other groups In Black on Earth KimberlyBecome Ecological Citizens Then We
Ruffin Expands The Reach Of Ecocriticism Byexpands the reach of ecocriticism by the ecological experiences conceptions and desires seen in African American writing Ruffin identifies a theory of “ecological burden and beauty” in which African American authors underscore the ,