Join Vron Ware via Zoom to learn from the land as she discusses her ‘genre-shredding’ book Return Of A Native.
Have you been chickenised? What happens when you combine archaeology with agro-ecology? Where have all the cows gone? Why are villages always described as ‘sleepy’? Who or what were the ‘Hampshire bumkins’? And why did English farmers use human bones for fertiliser?
In this talk Vron Ware will answer these questions, and many others, as she discusses her book on the crisis of the English countryside. Compiled from a small corner of NW Hampshire, Return of a Native: Learning from the Land shows how to reconcile environmental writing and activism with a deep engagement with global history, politics and culture. The book brings the world into view from a lonely crossroads in the middle of nowhere. It also makes a case for transnational solidarity and collective action in the face of the global climate emergency, setting an example of how to write differently about this small country on the edge of northern Europe.
Vron Ware has been writing about racism, gender, history and national identity since the 1980s. Her books include Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History; Who Cares about Britishness?; and Military Migrants: Fighting for YOUR Country. She has worked as a journalist, photographer, sociologist and geographer.
For readers of Patrick Wright, David Olusoga, Richard Mabey, Nick Hayes and Helen Macdonald.
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