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Content: Climate Change in Literature (Issue 54)

Content: Climate Change in Literature (Issue 54)

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Guest-Editorial: Climate Change in Literature (Issue 54)

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.

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An Ecocritical and Postcolonial Approach to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Purple Hibiscus’

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.

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Ecocriticism in Byron’s ‘Darkness’

By Ioannes P. Chountis
Byron presents a vision, a dream of an 'icy Earth', a very peculiar theme for its age. In the aftermath of this catastrophe we read about wars on a global scale, cities on fire and complete desolation.

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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. 

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Three Poems by Sukla Singha

By Sukla Singha
Shakuntala Road reeks of stale gerberas and lilies.
It silently awaits July rains, wedding
invitations and dead bodies,
in no particular order.

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Poem: A Searing Jeremiad on Water Scarcity from Zehra Nigah

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.

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