Pre-order for delivery October, 2017
A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks is the fruit of the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award. The Book Award is given each year to a photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in documenting social injustice.
By pre-ordering the book you will support the fight against the violation of human rights of women in Nepal.
A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks
investigates the causes and the consequences of normalized violence against women in Nepal. Perpetrated under the guise of Hindu tradition, the root cause of this violence is the belief in the impurity of a women’s menstrual blood. Hidden, under-reported and unresolved, these women are untouchable and, as a result, this violence takes the form of ‘exiles,” a way to keep menstruation shrouded in mystery and taboo, a weapon to shame women into subservience. In a world that is ravaged by war, the media is often full of images of those affected by conflict but, for many, the conflict begins at home.
The book A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks
will reveal how the chaupadi
ritual disrupts the lives of girls, exposes them to recurring danger and imposes unjust restrictions on women throughout their lives.
The hardcover book will contain approximately 60 images and associated texts.
Price : $55