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Pre-Order Life is War

Pre-orders for Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania are available now from the HammerOn site.

Orders will be shipped on publication date, 25 April 2016.

The book will also be available in EPUB and HB formats.

Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania is a collection of oral histories that guides readers through through the decades (1944-1992) when all aspects of life was controlled by the Communist Party.

It features six intimate interviews with Albanian men and women and reveals how everyday people survived shocking living conditions, political persecution and oppression.

Life is War examines the realities of life inside a totalitarian system and champions human resilience in the face of unrelenting political terror.

“Unparalleled in its redemptive character as far as the victims of Albanian communism are concerned. Through the act of narration this book redeems the stories and lives of its characters, which would have otherwise perished in oblivion.” (Blendi Kajsiu)

“This is a powerful book about the intensity, intimacy and imagination of story telling. Woodcock’s detailed descriptions of her impressions during two years traveling through the country leave the reader with a vivid picture of the Albanian landscape – and also of the enduring legacy of dictatorship and hardship in the lives and struggles of people today.” (Carrie Hamilton)

Shannon-WoodcockEvents

We have organised four events to celebrate the publication of Life is War.

Author Reading with Shannon Woodcock and Q & A: Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania
Tuesday 24 May 2016, 7pm
£3 entry redeemable against any purchase
Housmans Book Shop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX

Book Launch: Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania by Shannon Woodcock
Wednesday 25 May 2016, 6.30-8pm
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP

Author short speech, followed by open discussion/questions

Sunday 29 May 2016, 4-5pm
E Per7shme
Rruga Jul Variboba, 1002 Tirana, Albania

Author Reading with Shannon Woodcock and Q & A: Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania
Monday 6 June 2016, 7-9pm
Hydra Books
34 Old Market St, Bristol, Avon BS2 0EZ

All the latest event news will also appear on the Life is War facebook page.

Bookfairs

HammerOn will also have tables at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair on Sat 30 April and the London Radical Book Fair on 7 May.

Come and say hello! We’d love to meet people who have ideas for books we could publish in the future.