Munira Premji

Choosing Hope

One Woman, Three Cancers

40 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for in spring 2020.

Choosing Hope is a truly heroic story about resilience and hope in the face of overwhelming odds and at the threshold of death. It captures the psychological, physical, and emotional impacts of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Written as a series of chronological anecdotes, starting with the author’s first heart-breaking diagnosis, when she began to explore and share her experiences in real time; it describes moments of utter darkness and sheer light, of despair and hope, of intense pain and joyful relief. It describes the vital support of family, friends, and hospitals, and the comfort provided by faith.
It is moving and yet finds space for the humour that helped the author to get through; and it does not balk at describing the agony and humiliation that cancer patients endure. The book is published by Mawenzi House.


“To say Munira is inspiring is an understatement. She should be angry with the world but instead is resilient, passionate and fights like hell. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered anyone more powerful.”

Farah Nasser/Anchor/Global News

“Munira is a true Passion Capitalist! Thank you for sharing your incredible and inspired story. You are one of a kind!”

Paul Alofs / Healthcare CEO & Best Selling Author

“I am a better surgeon for having read this. Treating patients with cancer is as much science as understanding the human experience. Munira’s journey is insightful and inspiring. Choosing Hope is an exceptional story told by an exceptional person and her incredible family.”

Dr. Brian Pinchuk / Surgical Oncologist

The Choosing Hope playlist contains Book Launches and Author Readings from my book Choosing Hope: 1 Woman. 3 Cancers.