Using the conceptual framework of postcolonial ecocriticism, this paper attempts to find intersection between social and ecological issues in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s novel Petals of Blood. Using the concept of ‘slow violence’ propounded by Rob Nixon, it seeks to illustrate the long-term impact of reckless exploitation of nature. This impact is not confined to the environment alone; it impacts the way of life of the people proximal to it, often in unanticipated ways. The paper lauds Ngugi’s call for the creation of a hybrid spacethat facilitates sustainable development.
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Author Name: Revathy Sivasubramaniam
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Keywords: Postcolonial Ecocriticism, Slow Violence, Social Justice and Ecological Justice.