On a cool October morning in 2019, I visited Babu on his small plot of farmland, now a lush patchwork of vegetables that his wife sells at weekly markets in nearby towns.
Exact zeventig jaar geleden voltrekt zich een van de grootste Nederlandse rampen van de twintigste eeuw in de nacht van 31 januari op de vroege ochtend van 1 februari 1953.
Exactly seventy years ago, one of the greatest Dutch disasters of the twentieth century occurred on the night of January 31 into the early morning of February 1, 1953.
When I decided to write my PhD thesis on the history of the nuclear Rhine in the summer of 2018, the front pages of the newspapers were dominated by news of the record summer and that several nuclear power plants on the Rhine had to be shut down.
A colleague of mine was surprised when I informed him that I do not know any songs about rivers in Ghana. I could not recall any songs about rivers. It came as a shock to him.