Rock | Water | Life

Ecology and Humanities for a Decolonial South Africa

Rock | Water | Life

Book Pages: 288 Illustrations: 26 illustrations Published: March 2020

Author: Lesley Green

Contributor: Isabelle Stengers

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“In Rock | Water | Life, Lesley Green identifies questions and materials where new ways of Earth governance and African well-being are acutely at stake: wounded contemporary soils, which bind multispecies human and nonhuman worlds; cement, one the planet's biggest contributors to global warming; carbon, which both joins and threatens Gaian critters and their ecologies and economies; and oil and uranium. Each materiality is rooted in geophysical complexities and in sub-Saharan African thought and cosmologies. Green's book is important to anyone who cares about the centrality of African environmental matters in their situated complexity. Green searches powerfully for decolonizing ways to live on a damaged planet. Haunted by ongoing colonial practices, this necessary book is also full of openings for what that can and must still be crafted together, differently.” — Donna J. Haraway

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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-0399-1 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-0369-4
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