Review: Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Rob Nixon1 min read
Subhankar Banerjee reviews Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Rob Nixon in the LARB
Equipped with a homeopathic vial filled with critiques of neoliberal globalization and militarism, and a literary guide who is determined to make distant sights visible through narrative, you’ll embark on a bullock cart for a transitional safari through the global South — the Caribbean, Kenya and Nigeria, India, Indonesia and Iraq, Saudi Arabia and South Africa — with Rob Nixon via his latest book, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. When you return home, after a slow, rough ride, having survived the media’s acid rain, your understanding of what environmentalism is today will surely be broader.
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