—We are living in a world of environmental and
social crises which justice is under a grave threat all over the
world. In Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler indicates a
world thrown into chaos by environmental and social disasters,
a world that has forced people to dramatically change the way
they live. This article attempts to expose and critique social and
environmental justice issues with utilizing Butler's critical view.
Butler delineates the features of our social and ecological
dystopian society and by means of that facilitates reader
identification. Through her novel, Butler forces us to reflect on
real world instances of environmental degradation and social
—Environmental degradation, Social injustice,
Neo-Slavery and Spiritual changes.
Maryam Kouhestani is with the English Literature Department,
University of Malaya, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Maryam Kouhestani, " Environmental and Social Crises: New Perspective on
Social and Environmental Injustice in Octavia E. Butler’s
Parable of the Sower," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 898-902, 2015.