What We Are Reading Today: Fevers, feuds, and diamonds by Paul Farmer

What We Are Reading Today: Fevers, feuds, and diamonds by Paul Farmer
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Updated 19 November 2020

What We Are Reading Today: Fevers, feuds, and diamonds by Paul Farmer

What We Are Reading Today: Fevers, feuds, and diamonds by Paul Farmer

This thorough and hopeful narrative is a definitive work of reportage, history, and advocacy, and a crucial intervention in public health discussions around the world.

In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine. 

Paul Farmer, the internationally renowned doctor and anthropologist, experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand. Partners in Health, the organization he founded, was among the international responders. 

In Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds, he offers the first substantive account of this frightening, fast-moving episode and its implications. 

In vibrant prose, Farmer tells the harrowing stories of Ebola victims while showing why the medical response was slow and insufficient. 

Rebutting misleading claims about the origins of Ebola and why it spread so rapidly, he traces West Africa’s chronic health failures back to centuries of exploitation and injustice.


What We Are Reading Today: Mindful Thoughts at Home

Updated 05 December 2020

What We Are Reading Today: Mindful Thoughts at Home

What We Are Reading Today: Mindful Thoughts at Home

Author: Kate peers

Mindful thoughts at home is a lovingly gathered collection of reflections appreciating the often unnoticed details of what makes a house a home.“this book has come out at the right time, and is the perfect accompaniment to lockdown,” a critic commented in goodreads.com. The book contains 25 thoughts that “let you use mind-fulness to improve your living space, from decorating and cleaning to how to harness the light during the day and sleep more comfortably at night,” said the review. “by reading this book and embracing he mindfulness within it, you will be able to create a delightful and comfortable environment that will enrich your life and soul,” it added.“focusing on various  aspects of not only the home but the mind, this is a great book for anyone who wants to create a calming space for themselves within their home,” said the review. the book  “focuses on  creating a calming and peaceful home. it is filled with  reflections, meditations, and queries for you to use in order to create a mindful home,” the review added.