The Environments of African Literatures

This article collection has been collated to complement the 44th annual meeting of the African Literature Association to be held May 23-26, 2018 in the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. The collection brings together articles from across our Routledge African Studies and Literature journal portfolios, related to the conference theme “The Environments of African Literature”. Please enjoy free access to influential research and important debates until 31st July 2018.

In calling attention to the Environments of African Literature, the 2018 conference theme responds to the growing scholarship on the relationship between humans and our non-human environments. The environment is interpreted broadly as it relates to the spaces and networks of African literary scholarship. Conference speakers have been invited to address questions related to the physical, institutional, ideological, symbolic, discursive, cultural, and technological factors that affect the production, dissemination and reception of African literature and cultural forms of expression such as music, dance, performance, theatre, film, art and other media. This collection of articles showcases scholarship from the Routledge portfolio. Included are articles on various aspects of environmentalism, and on the ethics and practices of literary scholarship.

Environment as Context

Environment as Natural World