International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 278

Full Length Research Paper

Ian McEwan's Solar and Helon Habila's Oil on Water: A comparative ecocritical study

Abiodun Oluwasola Fakemi
  • Abiodun Oluwasola Fakemi
  • English Department, School of Humanities, University of Buckingham, United Kingdom.
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  •  Received: 19 February 2022
  •  Accepted: 04 April 2022
  •  Published: 30 April 2022


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