"Politicians have to tell people two days in advance when they are coming, but when we go to villages with our truck and start playing, people drop what they are doing and run to listen to us," Dos Santos says. "When we visit the village again, we see how things have changed. We ask how many people were hospitalised for diarrhoea, if their crops are now more abundant, if they are doing better. Neighbouring villages see the progress and want to participate too. And we reinforce the message on the radio and through music." … [Read more...] about Sacred sea and songs of hope
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Fashionable glazed windows were something of a luxury in Elizabethan London, and at a time when so many dwellings had only a cloth or greased paper behind a lattice to let light in, this timber-framed mansion in Crutched Friars, to the north of the Tower of London was a work of almost criminal ostentation. It was made almost entirely from glass, with the load-bearing beams adorned with particularly hideous gargoyles as a foil to the beauty of the glass. Just three streets separated it from the limits of Fire’s trail of destruction to the east. It was dismantled at the end of the 18th century, having become an antiquated curiosity. … [Read more...] about Lost in the Great Fire: which London buildings disappeared in the 1666 blaze?
Months ago, in what now feels like another era, publishers planning their 2020 schedules hoped to avoid releasing books in the fall, typically the industry’s biggest season. Editors and writers worried that new releases would be lost in the deluge of political news leading up to the presidential election, so publishers jammed some of their biggest titles into the spring. Now, a reverse exodus of sorts is taking place. Publishers are pushing back the release of dozens of books to summer and fall, in hopes that by then the coronavirus outbreak will be waning, bookstores will reopen, and authors will be able to tour and promote their work. Some of the most anticipated titles of the spring have been delayed by weeks or months — including the latest by the bestselling children’s book author Jeff Kinney, literary novels by Graham Swift and Ottessa Moshfegh, and nonfiction books by Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings and comedians and … [Read more...] about Corona impact: Season’s biggest books that didn’t get their time in the spotlight due to virus outbreak