This is a book about hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. Thirteen remarkable women from South Africa infected with HIV tell, through words, body maps, photos and artwork, how their lives have been transformed. We hear what it is like for them to dare talk about their dreams, to locate their suffering in the past, and to think about a long life for themselves and their children. Potentially depressing narratives have been transformed into stories of courage regained and of dreams being lived. Long Life is a rich, creative journey combining graphic story-telling with powerful art-works exploring the body and self-taken photographs which delve deep into the world of Cape Town's township life and the brave, pioneering women taking charge of their lives.