On November 20th Asia Society hosted an evening discussion of The Other Hundred in conjunction with GIFT. Following a brief introduction of the project by Chandran Nair, the floor was given to an international panel made up of acclaimed authors and The Other Hundred contributors Janice Galloway and Chika Unigwe, TIME Asia Editor Zoher Abdoolcarim, Editor Alex Lo of the SCMP and moderated by Deborah Kan of the Wall Street Journal.
The panelists shared their unique perspectives on what The Other Hundred had to say about ordinary people around the world and the way the media often fails to present their lives accurately in favor of focusing on extremes of wealth and poverty. They also shared their personal stories on those they knew that would count as members of The Other Hundred and of the changing cultures and values that have so often marginalized them.
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The Other Hundred hardcover book will be available worldwide in late October / early November.
Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh
UK: Waterstones, Foyles, Daunts, Blackwells, Amazon.co.uk and Oneworld Publications
US: Amazon.com and wide range of independent bookshops
Ireland: Dubray Books
Other countries: coming soon
Wed, 11 Dec 2013
The Other Hundred featured on The Globalist: Like many Liberians, Mercy Womeh, 18, missed several years of education as a result of her country’s civil wars of 1989-96 and 1999-2003. Three years ago, in a search for work, her family moved from the countryside to a suburb of Monrovia, the country’s capital. Mercy is now catching up with her schooling.
Liberia: The True Cost of Education - The Globalist
Photo Gallery: Mercy Womeh breaks rocks for less than four U.S. dollars a day to afford education to lift herself from poverty.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013
"With eighty percent of the inhabitants of earth living on less than $10 a day, the people we meet in this book are more far representative of humanity than the rich and famous adored by Forbes. Yet this is not a book about poverty." -- David Stanley, Photographer http://theotherhundred.com/Turkmenistan
The Other Hundred | South Pacific Blog
A new photographic book from Oneworld Publications, The Other Hundred, introduces everyday people attempting to live the good life despite a lack of disposable wealth.