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Penguin Random House to publish film tie-in edition of I HAVE LIFE: ALISON’S JOURNEY

The South African classic I Have Life: Alison’s Journey as told to Marianne Thamm is the inspiration behind aI Have Life new film Alison: A Tale of Monsters, Miracles and Hope and Penguin Random House South Africa (PRHSA) will publish a film tie-in to coincide with the first screenings of the film in early June 2016.

I Have Life: Alison’s Journey has been a top seller with over 90 000 copies sold and this latest edition includes a new chapter in which Alison covers events since the publication of the book in 1998. The new book will be in bookstores from the first week of June 2016.

Alison’s nightmare journey began when two callous killers raped her, stabbed her so many times doctors could not count the wounds, slit her throat and left her for dead in a filthy clearing miles from the city of Port Elizabeth which was her home. But Alison defied death. And more than that, she denied her attackers the satisfaction of destroying her life. I Have Life is the triumphant story of a woman who refused to become a victim. The courage that allowed her to move beyond severe physical and emotional trauma and to turn a devastating experience into something life-affirming and strong is an inspiration to people everywhere.

The new edition will be on sale at the first screenings of the film at the Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival from 2 to 12 June in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Alison will be available before and after screenings to sign books. The screenings are:

3 June at 18:45 – Cinema Nouveau, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

3 June at 19:00 – Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank, Johannesburg

7 June at 20:15 – Labia Cinema, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town (includes a Q&A with Marianne Thamm and Kathleen Dey, director of Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust).

12 June at 17:30 – Cinema Nouveau, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

 

For more information on the book, contact Surita Joubert:

sjoubert@penguinrandomhouse.co.za | 021 460 5462

For more information on the film, contact Sheila Afari PR:

press@sapr.co.za | 079 556 9023 | 011 057 3223

 

ISBN: 978 1 77609 116 4 |RRP: R200.00| CLASSIFICATION: Autobiography


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