The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World

The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World Review

The introduction and 17 essays in The Colors of Nature movingly address the question, What is the earth to people of color? Exploring history, displacement, return, and relationship to place, these writers show that the ways Americans have impacted nature are inseparable from racism and inequities in economic and political power. Featured contributors include Jamaica Kincaid, bell hooks, Francisco X. Alarcon, Yusef Komunyakaa, Diane Glancy, and others.

Title:The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World
Edition Language:English

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  • Michelle

    Full review to come soon.Colors of Nature is an anthology of 32 diverse authors on the environment. Divided into four sections of 8 essays each - Return, Witness, Encounter and Praise here is the teas...

  • Kate

    This is a collection of essays (not short stories as another reviewer stated) that offers a variety of perspectives regarding interactions with the environment. This collection is essentially a respon...

  • Trish Remley

    First of all, I had my DNA done and I am like 98% European. My father's side of the family has been in America since about a boat or two after the pilgrims. My mother's side Irish immigrants. The most...

  • Amy

    This collection of short essays is full of insight concerning diverse cultures and their interactions with nature. It was nice to read nature writing which was not from the point of view of a privileg...

  • Shannon Finck

    This is one of the most beautiful essay collections I’ve ever read. ...

  • Victoria B.

    Collection of short stories: some were completely boring to trudge through; others were beautiful....