Tears of Gold: Portraits of Yazidi, Rohingya, and Nigerian Women

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$49.95  $46.45
Publisher
Plough Publishing House
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Pages
136
Dimensions
8.2 X 10.2 X 0.6 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781636080802

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About the Author
Hannah Rose Thomas is a British artist and human rights activist. A Forbes 30 under 30, her work has been exhibited at the UK Houses of Parliament, European Parliament, the International Peace Institute in New York, Lambeth Palace, Westminster Abbey, and The Saatchi Gallery. Three of Thomas' paintings of Yazidi women were chosen by HRH Prince Charles (now HM King Charles III) for his exhibition "Prince & Patron" in Buckingham Palace. She has been named a winner of Vogue's Future Visionary award, and is a winner of the European Parliament's Women's Leadership Award. Tears of Gold was featured by Google Arts and Culture to mark the UN's Official 75th Anniversary Program, "The Future Is Unwritten: Artists for Tomorrow." Thomas is currently a UNESCO Art Lab for Human Rights and Dialogue PhD Scholar at the University of Glasgow.
Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad al-Hussein is the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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One of Hannah's aims is to capture not only the courage and stoicism of the women who have suffered so much, but also the nobility, dignity, and extraordinary compassion that many of them manage to retain, despite their traumatic experiences. I very much hope that this beautiful book, Tears of Gold, will help enable the Yazidi, Rohingya, and Nigerian women's voices to be heard, as well as to highlight the issue of
the persecution of religious and ethnic minorities in general. All too often, their stories of suffering remain unseen and unheard - but Hannah Thomas is doing tremendous work in bringing their stories out into the open. May her powerful paintings spread the word and, God willing, have a positive impact in relieving the suffering of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised communities around the world. --HRH Prince Charles, prior to his accession as HM King Charles III


Hannah Rose Thomas is a remarkable painter and story-teller. Her publication: "Tears of Gold" is not simply an exposé of her artistic skill, it is much more than that - it is her deposition, her witness statement to the suffering of a fellow being. Containing the portraits of survivors of extreme violence (and sexual and gender-based violence in the case of many) the book centers on their individual stories and, by extension, the horrific atrocities experienced by their communities. ... There may well be tears - after all, their pain is immense - but those tears are often unaccompanied by other emotions. There is so much control and a natural humility, the effect is simply startling. It is not what the observer commonly expects - and Hannah captures the authority within each survivor perfectly and beautifully. --Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad al-Hussein, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


As I sobbed my way from one grim life to the other, I felt increasingly certain that this was beautiful art doing beautiful things in a terrible world. Bravo, Hannah Rose Thomas. --Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times