Name of Author

Alison Botha

Authors Bio

When two men stepped out of the darkness, Alison Botha had her nightmare journey begin with the two callous killers who were to rape her, stab her so many times doctors could not count the wounds, slit her throat and leave 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 which 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.


South Africa

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      • Erin O'Neal
        07/07/2022 at 1:10 pm

        Worth the purchase
        Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2022

        It’s a great read and makes you feel as if you were there sharing her lust of life and her determination to live it to the fullest

        Erin O’Neal

      • PollyAnna Joy
        08/15/2021 at 10:16 am

        There are no words
        Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2021

        Alison’s story is powerful, incredible, and miraculous. She certainly can say that she has LIFE. Wow. My trauma is nothing like hers, but many of the resulting emotions are similar. I hope that one day I will be able to hear Alison speak in person. She is heroic.

        PollyAnna Joy

      • Kathi M.
        06/17/2021 at 9:29 pm

        Very inspiring book by a woman with amazing resilience
        Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2021

        Excellent book by someone who experienced a night of horror that most would not have survived and learned to rise above the nightmare to help others who have been through traumatic events

        Kathi M.

      • Heather C.
        05/13/2021 at 9:40 am

        Alison’s Botha’s is a Miracle
        Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021

        I first heard about Alison Botha on a true crime podcast. What happened to Alison and her will to survive really piqued my interest. When I discovered her biography, I Have Life, I knew I had to read it right away. While what happened to Alison was beyond horrific, her will to survive and her outlook on life afterwards were inspirational.

        Heather C.

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