Ai Weiwei’s ‘History of Bombs’ makes an interesting point 75 years after Hiroshima

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2020


This is the right week to be considering the great wrongs done by bombs. Small bombs such as the 2-kg Cipolli grenades dropped by Italy on Turkish positions in Libya in 1911. Big bombs such as the 22,000-pound Grand Slam used by RAF Bomber Command on Dresden in WWII. And the biggest one of all … Continue reading “Ai Weiwei’s ‘History of Bombs’ makes an interesting point 75 years after Hiroshima”

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75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a novel about the crack that joins broken objects to their past

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2020


  In August 1946, a year after an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, the New Yorker wrote a deeply reported piece on the recollections of six survivors. One of them was Kiyoshi Tanimoto, pastor of the Hiroshima Methodist Church. He saw “a tremendous flash of light cut across the … Continue reading “75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a novel about the crack that joins broken objects to their past”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK