Eco-Poetic resonance in African literature: reading selected poems of Onyekachi Peter Onuoha’s Drops of Fascination
AbstractThis paper shows the countless brutality unleashed on earth which is fast turning our world into a world of shriveled environment stressing that man is the brain behind this ecological destruction. By extension, this essay explains the miscarriage of earth to mean environmental vandalism and the danger that will confront humanity if man fails in his duty to harness culture and nature in a complimentary reflection. Outside the information literacy above that this paper creates, this essay also brings to the fore, the role that the writer will necessarily play in ecological survival while stressing that the writer is the seer of his time and his commitment to his art is evident in the deep vision of his creativity and how this creates awareness about the challenges of our existence and provokes change. This essay provides a throwback at beautiful and nurtured nature ages ago and decries over the alarming rate at which uncontrolled technology, industrialization, urbanization and the misunderstood notion of what is modern are fast eating up nature’s spicy contents. This paper concludes that man’s exhibition of ecological piety through environmental replenishment and conservation of that replenished portion is a necessary end if humanity must experience earth’s bliss and give mother earth a face lift.
Keywords: Eco-criticism, earth is carria