Original Research

Ecofeminist invitations in the works of Sindiwe Magona

Dianne Shober
Literator | Vol 38, No 1 | a1392 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v38i1.1392 | © 2017 Dianne Shober | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 January 2017 | Published: 24 July 2017

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Dianne Shober, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Fort Hare, South Africa


The global challenges of environmental devastation and gender-based injustice require a multifocal approach in appropriating effective solutions. While acknowledging the effectual endeavours initiated through the social and natural sciences to counteract these areas of degradation, this paper offers another field of potential mediation: ecofeminist literary criticism. Through its interrogation of selected works by the black South African writer, Sindiwe Magona, it seeks to reveal the value of literature as a tool to counteract destructive political and patriarchal rhetorical paradigms, which have served to oppress nature and women and, through ecofeminist discourse, mitigate lasting global change.


ecofeminism; environment; patriarchy; gender; social change


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