September 9, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought devastation to millions around the world, disrupting many parts of the global economy. During this time, governments have stepped up to protect our lives and liveliho…Read more
August 24, 2021
Summer is the perfect time to catch up with that reading goal you set yourself all those months ago and whilst many countries have been added to the green list, still so few of us are able to travel a…Read more
August 9, 2021
August is Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth) – an annual celebration (which, if we’re being honest, might as well be yearlong for Neem Tree Press) of literature written by women that has been tran…Read more
In the news
We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.
Clean technologies rely on a wide range of metals sourced from unsustainable mining.
Mineral extraction damages local communities and environments, destroying cultures and biodiversity in the process.
Human rights and conservationist efforts are put at risk due to mining.
The transition towards a renewable energy and transport system requires a complex mix of metals – such as copper, cobalt, nickel, rare earths, lithium and silver – many of which have only previously been mined in small amounts. Under a 100% renewable energy scenario demand for these metals could rise dramatically, and require new sources of primary and recycled metals. Recycling and responsible sourcing are fundamental to improving the sustainability of the renewable energy transition.Read more (Earthworks.org)
People often think that translations are meant to reproduce their source texts, like a photocopier. But this is a long way wide of the mark, because of course every language is different. In fact, the process is much more complicated – and interesting. Because you can never say exactly the same thing in another language, translators use their imaginations to write the book again, only with different materials, for readers with different expectations. It is more like making a sculpture than taking a photo.Read more (The Conversation)
‘The Umbrella Men’ fights the misbehaviour of the powerful against the weakRead more (The Big Issue)