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I AM TROY DAVIS BOOK

I AM TROY DAVIS BOOK

Read part of the new book, “I Am Troy Davis,” and watch Democracy Now! Friday for a special broadcast on the second anniversary of his execution with his sister, Kimberly Davis, the NAACP’s Ben Jealous, and activist Jen Marlowe.

The new book is co-authored by Jen Marlowe and Troy’s sister Martina Davis-Correia, with the participation of Troy Davis.

On Sept. 21, 2011, the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis. The execution took place despite major doubts about evidence used to convict Davis of killing police officer Mark MacPhail, including the recantation of seven of the nine non-police witnesses. “The fight is not over, it’s actually just beginning and we still have a long way to go,” says Troy Davis’ sister, Kimberly Davis, of the family’s battle…

Excerpted from I Am Troy Davis. Copyright © 2013 by Jen Marlowe. With permission of the publisher, Haymarket Books.

Praise for

I Am Troy Davis

“Here is a shout for human rights and for the abolition of the death penalty. This book,

I Am Troy Davis

, should be read and cherished. It will inspire courage in the hearts of those who are willing to use their efforts to save lives and increase the quality of life for all people.”

—Dr. Maya Angelou, author,

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“Like Trayvon Martin’s monumental murder, the execution of Troy Davis was a historic awakening for this country—an awakening of the deadly consequences of white supremacy. Don’t miss this book!”

—Cornel West, professor of philosophy and Christian practice, Union Theological Seminary

“Martina and Troy are heroes from a family of heroes. This story of their lives is also a call to action. It asks each of us to pick up where they left off by ending the death penalty once and for all so the risk of executing an innocent person is finally eliminated in America.”

—Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO, NAACP

“Read this book, about Martina Davis-Correia and Troy Anthony Davis. The lives of this sister and brother were tragically cut short, one by cancer, the other through a cruel injection of a lethal, chemical cocktail in the final act of a pro-foundly unjust criminal justice system. This book captures their unflagging courage in confronting the challenges thrust upon them. More than history, more than eulogy,

I Am Troy Davis

is an urgent call to action.”

—Amy Goodman, host,

Democracy Now!

I Am Troy Davis

is heart-stopping proof that the death penalty didn’t just kill an innocent Troy Davis and break and bury his gorgeous family, but it charred the soul of America. This book will devastate you, piss you off, and then inspire you to work with your life to end the death penalty forever.”

—Eve Ensler, author and playwright,

The Vagina Monologues

I Am Troy Davis

is a painful yet very important book, one that will bring you face to face with the human impact of the death penalty system, prompt you to think deeply about the flaws in our criminal justice system, and inspire you to stand with all those who have been wrongfully placed on death row.”

—Susan Sarandon, actor and activist

“In this moving and intimate portrait of Troy Davis and his courageous family, Jen Marlowe restores to Troy his humanity, and reminds us why every life matters, and why capital punishment makes this country a pariah among the world’s democracies.”

—Gloria Steinem, author and activist

“Martina Correia’s heroic fight to save her brother’s life while battling for her own serves as a powerful testament for activists.”

—Liliana Segura, the

Nation

I Am Troy Davis

takes readers on the journey of a remarkable family whose faith, love, integrity, and convictions propelled their fight for their loved one and a larger cause. Jen Marlowe’s careful and sensitive collaboration with the Davises has yielded a narrative that will surely inspire readers to pick up the torch that Martina Davis-Correia so bravely carried for social justice and human dignity with every ounce of her being and every day of her life.”

—Laura Moye, Amnesty International USA former death penalty abolition campaign director

“A must-read book—the searing, heartbreaking story of a strong and loving family caught in the vortex of a dysfunctional criminal justice system.”

—Anne Emanuel, Georgia State University law professor and ABA Georgia Death Penalty Assessment Chair
See more at http://www.democracynow.org/topics/troy_davis

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