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Patricia Evangelista launches initiative to donate copies of Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Patricia Evangelista, trauma journalist and internationally acclaimed author, launched “Ituloy ang Kuwento” (Pass the Word) on April 11, an initiative organized to make Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country accessible. 

Under the program, copies purchased at a discounted rate from Fully Booked will form part of a pool of books distributed by the Library Renewal Partnership (LRP) and the Human Rights and People Empowerment Center (HRPEC). The books will go to municipal and public libraries, community centers, human rights organizations, and non-profit groups across the country. 

Patricia’s goal is to gather 3,000 copies by May 10.


To join this initiative, customers can purchase copies at any Fully Booked store, online, and at the author’s events with the following discounts:

  • One to 20 copies at 10% off
  • Twenty to 100 copies at 15% off 
  • Above 100 books at 20% off 
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Random House, the author’s publisher, has kicked off donations with the gifting of hardback books to families affected by the drug war during the book’s April 08 launch at the Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish in Payatas Village, Quezon City.

Patricia is back home in the Philippines for book events throughout the month of April, including stops in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Baguio. 

Her debut book, Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country,” was a New York Times Top 10 Best Books of the Year, A New Yorker and The Economist Best Book of the Year, and was TIME’s Top 1 Nonfiction Book of the Year. Praised as a “riveting” (The Atlantic) account of the killings during the Philippine drug war declared by President Rodrigo Duterte, Patricia’s work was hailed as “a journalistic masterpiece” (The New Yorker). It was longlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction and shortlisted for the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award. 

For a list of donation recipients, visit here. To donate online or to read the full details, visit here

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