Book series examining life in the former Soviet Union.
Design & Writing: Sofya Karash
Advisors: Stephen Farrell, Mark Booth & James McManus
“Travail” is defined as making painful or laborious efforts, deriving from the latin “tripalium,” a torture instrument consisting of three stakes. Each book in the Travails series employs a different narrative and visual strategy to examine life in the former Soviet Union and related themes including migration, material culture, and memory. Through personal classifications, poetry, familial anecdotes and short prose, the cumulative series provides a multifaceted firsthand perspective of this devastating yet intriguing time and place.