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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Agafya update

Media closely follows the Old Believer hermit Agafya Lykov in her Siberian solitude. Here is another chapter in her story, as the headline in this Siberian Times article states: “Friend to reclusive hermit dies leaving Old Believer all alone again in taiga.” A geologist whose work acquainted him with the Lykov family, Yerofei Sedov built […]

Palestinian’s solitude art

Nidaa Barwan is a young Palestinian artist who took up solitude in order to withdraw from the horrors of war and oppression around her residence in Gaza. Taking up reading Garcia-Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude inspired her to conceive of consolidating her digital photographs into an exhibition theme titled “One Hundred Days of Solitude,” […]

Brazilian jungle “hermit”

The New York Times profiles 66-year old Shigeru Nakayama of Airao Velho, Brazil, descendent of Japanese settlers who migrated to Brazil after World War II to build a new future. The original settlers lived in larger cities, but Nakayama preferred the isolation of deeper jungle, and is now the only survivor of not only the […]