Image: Francisco de la Mora, from "Liberty and Hope"
As extremes of weather become the norm and the earth continues its relentless warming, we present international writing on climate change and the environment. Iceland's Andri Saer Magnason offers a moving eulogy for his country’s vanishing glaciers. Ariadna Castellarnau follows a man with the gift of water and his sullen daughter as they try to rescue a village from drought. Climate writer Amy Brady considers how literature can prompt action. Duanwad Pimwana reveals one possible result of cavalier attitudes toward accumulation and disposal. And Francisco de la Mora’s graphic fiction depicts the Statue of Liberty and Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer mourning their mutual losses.
Climates: On Environment
Global warming manifests in obvious ways.
The Water Man
“Get it through your head: God and me, we’re the same person.”
Farewell to the White Giants
Chaos is not confined to the glacier’s edge.
All Trash on the Eastern Side
What use is it for us humans to cling to our freedom in the midst of all this trash?
Climate Fiction for Climate Action
No single means of communication can be solely effective, because climate change is such a “wicked” problem—it is truly planetary in scale.
Liberty and Hope
So this is how it all ends . . .
Reviewed by Jeremy Klemin
In "Grieving," a collection of essays spanning over a decade, the talented author attempts to explain how her nation succumbed to a project that uses its citizens as "cannon fodder in exchange for maximum profit."
Reviewed by Kevin Canfield
Mabanckou imbues his narrative with the qualities of a minor epic, placing his young protagonist at the heart of a frightening yet wry tale about politics and murder, family and loyalty, necessary lies and storytelling itself.