Madonna documentary gets companion book

'I Am Because We Are' image book on the way

Madonna’s documentary ‘I Am Because We are’ is set to help the plight of Malawian orphans with the addition of a book.

The tome, which will be a set of photographs, is described as “book of images by award-winning photojournalist Kristen Ashburn–culled from her own work in Malawi and Africa over the past seven years as well as from her specially commissioned photographs for the film–provides an intimate look at the lives of eight Malawian children featured in the film and reveals the harsh reality of the AIDS pandemic throughout southern Africa.”

The foreword of the book will be written by Madge herself, and interviews will Malawian children will also be included, according to

Proceeds from the sale of the books will be donated to the Raising Malawi organisation, to continue to help their orphans.

–By our New York staff.

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