The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation

The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation

Martin Rowe / Jun 06, 2020

The Elephants in the Room An Excavation Through the lens of Rowe s relationships with two Kenyan conservationists Wangari Maathai and Daphne Sheldrick this book surveys a number of prejudices that many of us who are fortunate to be born wit

  • Title: The Elephants in the Room: An Excavation
  • Author: Martin Rowe
  • ISBN: 9781590563878
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • Through the lens of Rowe s relationships with two Kenyan conservationists Wangari Maathai and Daphne Sheldrick this book surveys a number of prejudices that many of us who are fortunate to be born with the privileges attached to our skin color, sex, and access to resources don t like to deal with race, misogyny, and the legacy of empire By examining the two women s memoiThrough the lens of Rowe s relationships with two Kenyan conservationists Wangari Maathai and Daphne Sheldrick this book surveys a number of prejudices that many of us who are fortunate to be born with the privileges attached to our skin color, sex, and access to resources don t like to deal with race, misogyny, and the legacy of empire By examining the two women s memoirs Unbowed and Love, Life, and Elephants , both of which were launched following talks at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, these metaphorical elephants in the room are combined with a study of the exploitation of actual elephants on the continent of Africa, and the iterations of memory that are disclosed or hidden in the writing of memoirs and the collecting of bones for museums Like elephants themselves, The Elephants in the Room ranges far, analyzing work by Joseph Conrad, Robert Pogue Harrison, Barbara Gowdy, Willard Price, George Orwell, Adam Hochschild, and others.

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    About "Martin Rowe"

      • Martin Rowe

        I am a graduate in English literature and language from Oxford and in religious studies from NYU In 1999, I co founded Lantern Books, a publisher of books on vegetarianism, animal advocacy, spirituality, and natural healing.I founded a monthly magazine Satya, and was its editor for five and a half years In 1999, I published The Way of Compassion Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy, and Social Justice In 2003, I published my novel Nicaea A Book of Correspondences with Lindisfarne Books.I m the co author of Right Off the Bat Baseball, Cricket, Literature, and Life The Polar Bear in the Zoo A Speculation The Elephants in the Room An Excavation and with Ruth Heidrich , Lifelong Running Most recently, I have authored a satirical epic poem, The Trumpiad, and am the librettist for a song cycle music by Mihoko Suzuki called And the Hummingbird Says, which is available at CD Baby.


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    1. I'm the author of this book, but I'd like to take the opportunity to explain what I aimed to do in it. At some basic level, I wanted to honor the life and work of Professor Wangari Maathai, whom I'd worked with and admired deeply for ten years. At another level, I wanted to think about what my Englishness meant to me, and to examine my family background honestly. Finally, I wanted to grapple with memory and memoir—how we tell ourselves lies in order to cover up uncomfortable truths about ourse [...]


    2. oh. wow. well said! the white man's superior attitude toward people of darker complexions is perfectly described in this book that focuses on the beautiful and the strong african woman and nobel prize recipient wangari maathai, founder of the green belt movement ah. a perfect description of the problem that white folks generally (but not everyone) want to deny is at play


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