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Toni Morrison and the Natural World: An Ecology of Color

Anissa Janine Wardi


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 the fore an unequaled engagement between race and nature. Morrison’s ecologica ... More

Keywords: Toni Morrison, African American literature, Ecocriticism, ecology, color theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496834164
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496834164.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anissa Janine Wardi, author
Chatham University