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April 29, 2022

Toni Morrison and the Natural World: An Ecology of Color

Christy Tidwell

By Anissa Janine Wardi. University of Mississippi Press, 2021. 

Critics have routinely excluded African American literature from ecocritical inquiry despite the fact that the literary tradition has, from its inception, proved to be steeped in environmental concerns that address elements of the natural world and relate nature to the transatlantic slave trade, plantation labor, and nationhood. Toni Morrison’s work is no exception. Toni Morrison and the Natural World: An Ecology of Color is the first full-length ecocritical investigation of the Nobel Laureate’s novels and brings to ...