Good book: 28. Stories about AIDS in Africa
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I've read the book as well and the only thing I can tell you is buy the book and read it yourself! There a lot of history and politics in the book, which also explains how and why HIV/AIDS affected Africa.
28 realy touching stories...
Thanks for the recommendation. For any volunteers looking for a good read before they go to broaden their understanding of Africa - the cultures, the similarities and differences, here's some authors you could explore. All were featured in a recent Vanity Fair (RED) Issue as the part of the literary renaissance that is happening at the moment (listen to me - as though I know! I'm still only half way through Harry Potter!)...
Chinua Achebe - Nigerian; Africa's main man of books
JM Coetze - such as Life and Times of Michel K
Nurrudin Farah - Somalian writer of 'Maps' and 'Knots'
Nadine Gordimer - founding member of ANC; good for a female understanding of apartheid
Also Doris Lessing
Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o
New kids on the block...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - you need to read Half a Yellow Sun
OK... its a big list, but hey... its a big place! Happy reading!
Read it, loved it!!