Monday, September 7, 2015

Peter Makwanya from Zimbabwe on Why Cli-Fi Matters and Can Make a Difference

''Literature has the power to mediate between the scientific and political landscapes that have done a lot to disempower the once lively readership. It is also quite clear that people don’t feel the same about climate change, therefore, they need to write differently. The scientific nature of climate change is more riddled with fear inducing messages, while the politics of climate change is more than intoxicating. Political decisions now supersede environmental ones resulting in an intricate climate deadlock. Literary works are highly people-centred and context specific, as they appeal favourably to personal and cultural changes of individuals and society.''

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