The Resource Saturday is for funerals, Unity Dow & Max Essex

Saturday is for funerals, Unity Dow & Max Essex

Label
Saturday is for funerals
Title
Saturday is for funerals
Statement of responsibility
Unity Dow & Max Essex
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dow, a judge of the Interim Constitutional Court of Kenya and a novelist joins with Essex, an AIDS researcher and professor of health sciences at Harvard, in collaboration with hundreds of Botswana citizens to tell the story of the effect of AIDS in that country. Each chapter is a personal story of one victim and his or her family into which is woven an aspect of the history of the disease and the fight against it. The stories are often poignant, demonstrating how families have been destroyed and villages come together in the face of overwhelming illness and loss. Interwoven with the stories of individuals is an explanation of local customs and traditions that give emotional support to the sufferers. The problem of negative Western influence is also mentioned, from the arrogant supposition that Africans were too ignorant to take pills on schedule to the realization that the practice of male circumcision, abandoned due to pressure from Christian missionaries, helps to reduce the spread of the disease. The storytelling is lyrical and the data is presented in a clear, understandable prose that makes the individual experiences part of a human tragedy that affects us all. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
614.5/993920096883
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Saturday is for funerals, Unity Dow & Max Essex
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A family of funerals : the epidemic -- I know you still love me : sexual transmission -- Masego and Katlego : mother-to-child transmission -- Mandla gets tested : diagnosis of HIV infection -- The death of Mma Monica : AIDS disease in adults and availability of treatment -- Naledi and her nephew Shima : AIDS in children -- It is the will of God : HIV and tuberculosis -- Walking skeletons and hesitant hugs : toxicities and resistance to drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS -- The page is turning red : blood transfusion as a risk for HIV infection -- A tribal tradition : male circumcision to prevent HIV infection -- A matter of commitment : development of an HIV vaccine -- Ancestral control : evil spirits and HIV as the cause of AIDS -- He died in China : fear and stigma -- Opelo's rebellion : issues of adolescents and women -- Desperation for Pono : orphans of HIV/AIDS -- Government action makes a difference : a nation responds
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780674050778
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009052264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
1/518505
System control number
  • (OCoLC)456170023
  • ocn456170023
  • OCoLC

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