Month / April 2016

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  • Life is War – Published Today!

    Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania by Shannon Woodcock is published today. HammerOn are immensely proud to be publishing this book! Life is War is a powerful collection of oral histories, written with integrity and honour that delves deep into the everyday lived experience of Albania’s communist regime, recounted through the memories of…

  • Some funny things about failure

    In her latest blog post, Shannon reflects on oral history methodologies, and what she learnt from failing to be funny. Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania is published next Monday, 25 April. You can pre-order your copy here. I wanted to be funny. Danjela and I were in her Mum’s sewing room one…

  • Life is War blog posts: Mrs Shkalla’s Education

    In the lead up to the publication of Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania the author, Shannon Woodcock, has written a number of blog posts to introduce readers to the histories, contexts and methods that shaped the book. Written in the same vivid and observant style that runs throughout Life is War, the…

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    Pre-Order Life is War

    Pre-orders for Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania by Shannon Woodcock are available now from the HammerOn site. Orders will be shipped on publication date, 25 April 2016.