Green Rape: Poetry for the Environment

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African Books Collective, 2008 - Poetry - 66 pages
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Green Rape: Poetry for the Environment is an anthology of poems written in strong support of environmental literacy. Each poem is the poet's cry of protest against the rape of natural and built environments. The anthology examines a wide range of issues including the clash of global capitalism with environmental activism. It takes a close look at the major themes in international discourse on environmental degradation, climate change, renewable energy sources, global warming, Gene technology, biodiversity and more. The poet dispels a number of myths, notably the existence of an inexhaustible bank of natural resources at the disposal of Man. He attempts to provide a solution to the abusive and unbalanced utilization of scarce natural resources. In a unique way, the poems contribute to the fostering of environmental awareness that would contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources. The poet invites us to look beyond the doomsday rhetoric about the state of the environment and to commit more of our resources where they will do the most good to lifting the world's population out of poverty. The significance of this anthology to environmental education resides in its contribution to the debate on global sustainable development, especially efforts to protect the environment and eradicate poverty.
 

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Contents

Cataclysms
2
Earth Poem
3
Ecotage
5
Animal Beings
6
Symbiosis
7
Mosquito
8
EcoTerrorism
9
Earths Early Tenants
10
Christmas Trees
35
LifeSavers
37
Green Washing
39
GFoods
40
Bushmen
41
The Tree
42
Lethal Litter
43
Birds of Passage
44

Animal Rights
11
Snake Sanctuary
12
Brotherhood of the Jungle
13
Kola Nut
14
Canine Wisdom
15
Biodome
16
Genocide
17
Grass
18
Birds of a Feather
19
One Man One Tree
20
Mother Earth
21
Termites
22
SonoftheSoil
23
The Creed
24
Guinea Pigs
25
Quiet PeaceMakers
27
Campfire
28
Sounds of Nature
29
Beauty In Nature
30
Green Rape
31
Ozone
32
The Big Five
33
Aqua Vitae
34
Tea Leaf
45
Shapes and Colors
46
Time and Tide
47
Our Fragile World
48
PalmWine
49
Red Meat
50
Crawlers
51
Coconut
53
Little Turtle
54
Snow
55
Showers of Snow
56
White ants
57
Ostrich
58
Cobweb
59
Haiku
60
Beauty
61
Claustrophobia
62
EcoCrisis
63
Opium
64
Rat Race
65
Altitude
66
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