28: Stories of Aids in Africa
  • 28: Stories of Aids in Africa
  • 28: Stories of Aids in Africa

28: Stories of Aids in Africa

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by Stephanie Nolen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802715982

ISBN-13: 9780802715982

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Walker & Company

For the past six years, Stephanie Nolen has traced AIDS across Africa, and 28 is the result: an unprecedented, uniquely human portrait of the continent in crisis. Through riveting, anecdotal stories, she brings to life men, women, and children involved in every AIDS arena, making them familiar. And she explores the effects of an epidemic that well

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For the past six years, Stephanie Nolen has traced AIDS across Africa, and 28 is the result: an unprecedented, uniquely human portrait of the continent in crisis. Through riveting, anecdotal stories, she brings to life men, women, and children involved in every AIDS arena, making them familiar. And she explores the effects of an epidemic that well exceeds the Black Plague in scope, and the reasons why we must care about what happens.

In every instance, Nolen has borne witness to the stories she relates, whether riding with truck driver Mohammed Ali on a journey across Kenya; following Tigist Haile Michael, a smart, shy fourteen-year-old Ethiopian orphan fending for herself and her baby brother on the slum streets of Addis Ababa; chronicling the efforts of Alice Kadzanja, an HIV-positive nurse in Malawi; or interviewing Nelson Mandela's family about coming to terms with his own son's death from AIDS. Nolen's stories reveal how the disease works and spreads; how it is inextricably tied to conflict and famine and to the diverse cultures it has ravaged; how treatment works, and how people who can't get treatment fight to stay alive with courage and dignity against huge odds.

Imagine the entire population of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles combined infected with HIV, and its magnitude in Africa is clear. Writing with power and simplicity, Stephanie Nolen makes us listen, allows us to understand, and inspires us to care. Timely and transformative, 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa is essential reading for anyone concerned about the fate of humankind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802715982
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents


Why 28     1
Siphiwe Hlophe     19
Tigist Haile Michael     31
Mohammed Ali     41
Prisca Mhlolo     52
Regine Mamba     67
Lydia Mungherera     73
Noe Sebisaba     83
Christine Amisi     99
Manuel Cossa     113
Cynthia Leshomo     125
Mfanimpela Thlabatse     137
Andualem Ayalew     141
Alice Kadzanja     155
Zackie Achmat     167
Lefa Khoele     187
Pontiano Kaleebu     197
Winstone Zulu     211
Agnes Munyiva     225
Mpho Segomela     239
Anne Mumbi     243
Gideon Byamugisha     257
Ida Mukuka     269
Anita Manhica     277
Morolake Odetoyinbo     289
Moleen Mudimu     297
Ibrahim Umoru     309
Nelson Mandela     313
Thokozani Mthiyane     331
Epilogue     347
Glossary     353
How You Can Help     359
Bibliography     363
Acknowledgments     367
Index     369

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28 Stories of Aids in Africa (Canadian) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"28 - stories of AIDS in Aprica" is a collection of the very personal stories of heroic AIDS sufferers in Africa, most of whom could not avail themselves of the medications that sat on a clinic shelf just down the road, because the cost was too high. There have been serious, painful issues in my life - as in every life - and reading this book motivates me to recycle my own grief into positive action for others. Thank you, author Stephanie Nolan! (Great book for high school classrooms, universities, support groups)
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VirginiaVA More than 1 year ago
Award-winning journalist, Stephanie Nolen, has written this amazing work of the depth, despair and devastation of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Most North-Americans have no idea of the impact of this disease that affects just about everyone (rich, poor, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends, colleagues, farmers, factory workers, politicians, pastors... and CHILDREN.) In this incredibly well-researched book, Ms. Nolen demolishes typical prejudices with her moving portrayals of victims from a wide cross-section of African society. These are real stories of real people facing the real challenges of living with HIV/AIDS. Courage - we can learn from their struggles and do more to make sure they don't go quietly into the dark night of our collective global ignorance. 28 - TWENTY EIGHT MILLION - dead already. Thank you to Stephanie Nolen for writing this outstanding book. This is a must read for everyone (!!) but especially those who love Africa, and well, human beings from everywhere!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives enormous insight into the lives of those struggling with AIDS in Africa. Nolen writes with descriptions that allow you to look into the people about whom she writes, which is rare in authors. It is at once thought-provoking, inspiring and deeply sad. Wonderful read!