Nobody Ever Said AIDS: Poems and Stories from Southern Africa

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While numerous texts have dealt with the AIDS pandemic in Africa from the clinical, economic, and sociological to the academic and technical this anthology of poems and short stories connects on a human level and reflects an entire society dealing with the challenges of overcoming AIDS and HIV. Well-known writers such as Achmat Dangor, Dambudzo Marechera, and Sindiwe Magona join 16 new writers selected from the "Share Your Story about HIV/AIDS" creative writing competition funded by the Swedish donor foundation, ...
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Overview

While numerous texts have dealt with the AIDS pandemic in Africa from the clinical, economic, and sociological to the academic and technical this anthology of poems and short stories connects on a human level and reflects an entire society dealing with the challenges of overcoming AIDS and HIV. Well-known writers such as Achmat Dangor, Dambudzo Marechera, and Sindiwe Magona join 16 new writers selected from the "Share Your Story about HIV/AIDS" creative writing competition funded by the Swedish donor foundation, SIDA, and conducted in collaboration with the University of Cape Town. Their intimate stories and poems explore love, sexuality, stigma, and loss, bearing witness to the disease and responding to its silent taboo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780795701849
  • Publisher: NB Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nobantu Rasebotsa is the dean of the faculty of humanities and lectures in the department of English at the University of Botswana.

Meg Samuelson is completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Cape Town and has been involved with HIV/AIDS projects. She is the coordinator of the "Share Your Story about HIV/AIDS" creative writing competition.

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