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Main Title Black earth wisdom : soulful conversations with Black environmentalists /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Penniman, Leah,
Publisher Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Year Published 2023
OCLC Number 1371066878
ISBN 9780063160897; 0063160897
Subjects African American environmentalists--Interviews ; Environmentalism ; Ecology ; Environmentalism--Race relations ; Ethnoecology ; Environmental justice ; Nature, Healing power of--Interviews ; African Americans ; Ecological and Environmental Phenomena ; Black or African American ; BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / Prayer & Spiritual ; BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Nature Therapy ; NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection ; Environmental protection ; African Americans--Interviews
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  GE195.B55 2023 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/17/2024
Edition First Edition.
Collation lviii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290).
Contents Notes
"A soulful collection of illuminating essays and interviews that explore Black people's spiritual and scientific connection to the land, waters, and climate, curated by the acclaimed author of Farming While Black"-- "Curated by the author of Farming While Black and cofounder of Soul Fire Farm comes an anthology uplifting Black people's spiritual connection to land and climate justice. While racial capitalism has attempted to sever our connection to the sacred earth for four hundred years, Black people have long seen the land and water as family, treating the earth as a home essential. Farmer, activist, and self-proclaimed "soil nerd" Leah Penniman is among those who persist in recovering our ancient practices, and in Black Earth Wisdom she reminds us that ecological humility is an intrinsic part of our cultural heritage. This thought-provoking anthology brings together today's most respected and influential Black environmentalist voices. These varied and distinguished experts include Pulitzer Prize -- and National Book Award-winning author Alice Walker; the first Queen Mother and official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet; marine biologist, policy expert, and founder and president of Urban Ocean Lab, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson; and executive director of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers Land Loss Prevention Project, Savi Horne. These leaders address the essential connection between nature and our survival and how runaway consumption and corporate insatiability are harming the earth and impacting every facet of American society, including racial violence, food apartheid, and climate injustice. Penniman makes clear that the fight for racial and environmental justice demands that people put our planet first and defer to nature as our teacher. This soulful collection of illuminating essays continues the effort to revive our ancestral and ancient practices of listening to the earth for guidance." -- Jacket flap.