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2 Amazing Reads to Start a Conversation on the Environment Ahead of COP26 

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…

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In Conversation with Tatti de Jersey

September 9, 2021

Tatti de Jersey has worked in children’s book PR for over 18 years. During that time she has worked for both traditional and independent publishers as well as a wide-range of authors such as Michael M…

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Find Your Perfect Summer Read with Neem Tree Press

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…

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In Conversation with Victoria Olajide

August 11, 2021

Victoria Olajide founded TVOTRIBE in July 2019, a Pan-African community building culturally aware creatives in Africa and in the Diaspora. Olajide started this venture on her own and has since expande…

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The Books You Should Read For Women In Translation Month! – August

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…

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In Conversation with Chris Moody

July 29, 2021

Chris Moody is the founder of Bang the Drum. He has over 35+ years of experience in publishing and has worked with some of the largest UK publishers prior to going freelance and moving to working with…

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In Conversation with Rumana Yasmin

July 15, 2021

Rumana Yasmin is the founder of BokBok Books, an independent book publisher specialising in both English and Bengali children’s books. Starting the company with no industry knowledge, Rumana’s journey…

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In Conversation with Sanjee de Silva

July 1, 2021

Sanjee de Silva is a relatively recent addition to the Sweet Cherry team and comes from an amazingly diverse background – from being an accounts manager and brand manager for companies like Ralph Laur…

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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.

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Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

Read more (Vogue Middle East)
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What Is Modest Fashion?

The profile of modest fashion is rising. Historically dressing conservatively has been at odds with what’s considered ‘cool’ in Western fashion trends, but more considered, covered looks are increasingly becoming more appealing to young adults.

Read more (BBC)
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7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

Read more (Bustle)
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A History Guide to the 2008 Financial Crisis: What Caused the crash?

The 2008 financial crisis explained:

The 2008 crash was the greatest jolt to the global financial system in almost a century – it pushed the world's banking system towards the edge of collapse. We explore the causes and consequences of the crash, consider its historical parallels, and ask – how will history remember the crisis?

Read more (History Extra)
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Refugee family renews century-old ties on Crete

After fleeing the conflict in Syria with his family, Ahmed has rediscovered his roots on the Greek island of Crete.

Read more (UNHCR Agency)
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Twice a Stranger: the Treaty of Lausanne

In the early 20th century, most of the Balkans were still part of the multi-ethnic Ottoman Empire. But by 1924, this world was violently torn asunder. More than 500,000 Muslims were expelled from Greece, and at least 1.2 million Greek Orthodox Christians were forced to flee their homes in Turkey.

This is a film about people uprooted from their homes on both sides of the border and about their common experience of being "Twice a Stranger”. The story unfolds through rare archive footage, interviews with historians and testimonies from both Turkish and Greek refugees.

Read more (Online | Vimeo On Demand)
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The Great Population Exchange between Turkey and Greece

The lasting legacy of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Article and video.

Read more (Al Jazeera)