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About this book
About this book
Examines cultural conflicts over economic development and proposes a new, postcolonial environmental ethic.
Contents: The Catechist's Son: Missionaries & Masquerades, 1930-5; Starting at the Crossroads: Primary School, 1936-43; The Ogidi Boy: Government College, 1944-7; The Young Man in Our Hall: At the University, 1948-53; Stepping into the World: Teaching & Talks, 1954-7; On the Path of Life: The Young Controller, 1958-60; Striding to the Frontier: The Voice of Nigeria, the Married Man, the General Editor, 1960-2; Walking Under a Gathering Storm: From Arrow of God to a Man of the People, 1963-6; Retreat to the Citadel: Genocide, War & The Leopard's Claws, 1966-7; The Idea of Biafra: Enugu, Aba, Umuabia, 1967-9; To Understand What Happened: Art in the Midst of War & Aftermath, 1969-71; Constructing a Relevant Vision: Collections, Controversies, & Conferences, 1971-2; An American Expedition: New Light on the Hear of Darkness, 1973-5; Going Back to the Roots: Return to Nsukka, 1973-5; Setting Up More Structures: Education, Culture, Politics, 1975-83; The Trouble with Nigeria: An Ambassador for Literature & Justice, 1983-7; What Literature Has to Do With It: Leaders, Prizes & Anthills of the Savannah, 1987-9; The Legacy of an Eagle: Masquerades, Celebrations & Survival, 1989-93
218 pages, no illustrations
... an important contribution to environmental philosophy... includes provocative discussions of institutional and systemic violence, indigenous resistance to development," the land ethic, deep ecology, ecofeminism, women's ecological knowledge, Jeffersonian agrarian republicanism, Berry's ideas about "principled engagement in community," wilderness advocacy, and the need for an attachment to place." Choice "This is a very important book, raising serious questions for development theorists and environmentalists alike." Boston Book Review