Author: Hugh Brody
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Take a moment’s pause within Hugh Brody’s tapestries of silence. Brody draws on close experience living with silence. From the Inuit communities in Sanikiluaq, Arctic Quebec where he uncovers Inuit traditions but also disturbing evidence of abuse and the effects of colonialism, to the hills of England and his experience growing up in a Jewish family in Sheffield where the silence of the unsaid haunted his childhood. Brody shows that silence is an underrated experience in life and an often negatively portrayed quality in people. Landscapes of Silence explores what it means to be silent, and how that translates back into our lived experience. It is not only beautifully written, it is an increasingly necessary book to read in our current world.