Against the Grain

Mining, and Minding, Africa

What role do toxic residues and environmental pollution play in how the Anthropocene is unfolding? According to Gabrielle Hecht, Africa is too often neglected or ignored by natural and social scientists and international bodies, even as mining residues and other wastes wreak havoc on human health and the environment.

Gabrielle Hecht, “The African Anthropocene” Aeon

Gabrielle Hecht, “Residue” Somatosphere

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