edited by Caren Irr, Anik Chartrand, Kurt Cavander, Roberto Forns-Broggi, Cajetan Iheka, Upamanyu Mukherjee and Irina Sadovina
Brandeis University Press, 2024
Paper: 978-1-68458-212-9 | Cloth: 978-1-68458-211-2 | eISBN: 978-1-68458-210-5
Library of Congress Classification PN6071.H78
Dewey Decimal Classification 808.80353

A global anthology, curated by experts from around the world, draws on fiction and poetry to examine environmental challenges and their implications for communities.
Featuring short stories, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction from around the world, this anthology showcases contemporary literature to envision the future of the environment. While environmental literature written in English has been dominated by English and American men who make solo explorations into an unspoiled natural world, Environmental Futures emphasizes local and indigenous writers contending with global landscapes that are far from pristine. Their work opens up decolonial perspectives from Anglophone Africa, South Asia, India, China, South America, the peripheries of Europe, and BIPoC North America. Introducing many writers who will be unfamiliar to English-speaking readers, this collection explores resistance to the oil economy, the impact of storms and natural disasters, extinction, and relations between humans and animals, among other themes.
The pieces are organized by geographical area in five sections: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Expert scholars and translators—Kurt Cavender, Roberto Forns-Broggi, Cajetan Iheka, Upamanyu (Pablo) Mukherjee, Irina Sadovina, and Shaobo Xie—selected the works and provided critical introductions for each section.