This week’s episode features a conversation with Cajetan Iheka (@profiheka), an assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama. Iheka’s research and teaching focus on African and Caribbean literatures and film, postcolonial studies, eco-criticism, and world literature. In Episode 38, we talk about his book, Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency, and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature. His book examines the representations of the environment in African literature and the implications of these depictions for questions of resistance and agency.
I spoke with Professor Iheka at the recent annual meeting of the African Studies Association in Chicago in November.