Women At The End Of The Land
A Wild Born Series Book
Through visual storytelling, ‘Women at the End of the Land’ explores and documents traditional midwifery wisdom and knowledge of indigenous Nenets women transmitted during their yearly winter migration across the Yamal peninsula.
My name is Alegra Ally and I am an ethnographer, photographer, and explorer. The expedition ‘Women at the End of the Land’ is part of the Wild Born Project, which I initiated in 2011 and have been tirelessly devoted to since. The Wild Born Project aims to explore and document traditional knowledge and ancestral wisdom of women members of remote tribal communities during the many phases of motherhood: pregnancy, birth, postpartum and right-of-passage rituals throughout each trimester. I started this project as a way to contribute to the revitalisation of indigenous knowledge in the present day, in order to ensure that their knowledge continues to be valued and can be passed down from grandmothers, to mothers to daughters and to the generations to come.
Publisher – Schilt Publishing
Book type – Hardcover book
Number of pages – 180
Color – Full Color
Finish – High quality gloss on premium paper