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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.

  • Advance Praise – Life is War

    Advance praise for the next HammerOn title, Shannon Woodcock’s Life is War, published on 25 April, is hitting the HammerOn inbox. Blendi Kajsiu, author of A Discourse Analysis of Corruption: Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005 said ‘this book is one of those rare works that combines that best of two worlds, academia and…

  • HammerOn news update

    We were delighted to read Dimitrinka Atanasova‘s engaged review of Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement published in the LSE Review of Books on Monday. Here are a couple of choice phrases from the review: “When I reached for Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, I expected to read a historical account of what is…

  • Happy World Book Day!

    3 March is World Book Day. To celebrate HammerOn are offering a one day flash sale – 20% discount on all titles – apply the coupon code ‘wbd20‘ at the check out. You still get free shipping too… Happy reading!

  • Events and other news

    HammerOn have a number of events lined up in the next few months. All events are free, unless otherwise stated. We are very excited to announce that the book launch for Shannon Woodcock’s Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania will take place at The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust &…

  • Charlotte on Radio 4’s Loose Ends

    Don’t forget to tune into Charlotte speaking about her new book Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends Saturday 23 January, 6pm. The programme blurb says ‘Clive Anderson and Scottee are joined by Rafe Spall, Janet McTeer, Tom Allen and Charlotte Cooper for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and…

  • Fat Activism – Media Round Up

    What a week it has been for Fat Activism! The launch event on Friday at Gay’s the Word was simply lovely, and we sold out of all the copies we brought. Woop! People are loving the book, as these reviews make clear. Lynne Murray has the distinction of publishing the first online review of Fat…