By Morve Roshan & Niyi Akingbe
The aim of this issue of Café Dissensus is to refocus our attention on writers’ efforts to generate awareness about climate change and its future impact. Contributors to the issue have written on theories of eco-criticism, environmental crisis in poetry, and how the climate change is represented in fiction.
By Narendra Mule & Morve Roshan
For a meaningful engagement with Adichie’s novel, Purple Hibiscus, it is important to analyze it through the prism of ecocriticism. This is one of those postcolonial novels that recognize ecological issues as an antidote to the rhetoric of global dominance and puts nature at the centre of global discourse.
Climate Change and Young Adult Fiction: A Reading of Francesca Lia Block’s ‘Love in the Time of Global Warming’
By Sarbani Mohapatra
Climate change is an unfolding crisis of the Anthropocene, no longer an event anticipated in the distant future. It has warranted rethinking the modes of literary and cultural representations and the niche genre of young adult climate change fiction has come up with its own tools for responding to it.
Voice and Crises of the Subalterns and Nature: An Eco-critical Reading of Debesh Ray’s Two Bengali Novels
By Prabuddha Ghosh
As they struggle for their rights to live with Mother Nature and lose to superior political powers, their push-back continues. Bagharu, Madari’s mother and Chyarketu walk an unending road turning their back to the so-called civilization.
By Tarik Monowar
In The Tempest, Prospero represents the colonial master who uses his power and black magic to coerce both the climate especially the weather and the indigenous people into behaving in the ways he wants.
By Raza Naeem
The child laughed a lot watching the peacock dance
As if in those large eyes
Filling all the peacock’s colours
The light beating of the awakened tiny soft palm
Broke the swaying jungle’s calm.
Content: Poetics and politics of the ‘everyday’: Engaging with India’s northeast (Issue 53)