Read 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen Free Online


Ebook 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen read! Book Title: 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa
The author of the book: Stephanie Nolen
ISBN: 0676978223
ISBN 13: 9780676978223
Language: English
Format files: PDF
Loaded: 1458 times
Reader ratings: 3.4
The size of the: 32.51 MB
City - Country: No data
Edition: Knopf Canada
Date of issue: April 24th 2007

Read full description of the books:



From one of our most widely read, award-winning journalists – comes the powerful, unputdownable story of the very human cost of a global pandemic of staggering scope and scale. It is essential reading for our times.

In 28, Stephanie Nolen, the Globe and Mail’s Africa Bureau Chief, puts a human face to the crisis created by HIV-AIDS in Africa. She has achieved, in this amazing book, something extraordinary: she writes with a power, understanding and simplicity that makes us listen, makes us understand and care. Through riveting anecdotal stories – one for each of the million people living with HIV-AIDS in Africa – Nolen explores the effects of an epidemic that well exceeds the Black Plague in magnitude. It is a calamity that is unfolding just a 747-flight away, and one that will take the lives of these 28 million without the help of massive, immediate intervention on an unprecedented scale. 28 is a timely, transformative, thoroughly accessible book that shows us definitively why we continue to ignore the growth of HIV-AIDS in Africa only at our peril and at an intolerable moral cost.

28’s stories are much more than a record of the suffering and loss in 28 emblematic lives. Here we meet women and men fighting vigorously on the frontlines of disease: Tigist Haile Michael, a smart, shy 14-year-old Ethiopian orphan fending for herself and her baby brother on the slum streets of Addis Ababa; Alice Kadzanja, an HIV-positive nurse in Malawi, where one in six adults has the virus, and where the average adult’s life expectancy is 36; and Zackie Achmat, the hero of South Africa’s politically fragmented battle against HIV-AIDS.

28 also tells us how the virus works, spreads and, ultimately, kills. It explains the connection of HIV-AIDS to conflict, famine and the collapse of states; shows us how easily treatment works for those lucky enough to get it and details the struggles of those who fight to stay alive with little support. It makes vivid the strong, desperate people doing all they can, and maintaining courage, dignity and hope against insurmountable odds. It is – in its humanity, beauty and sorrow – a call to action for all who read it.


Download 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa PDF 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa PDF
Download 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa ERUB 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa PDF
Download 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa DOC 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa PDF
Download 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa TXT 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa read Online!


Reviews of the 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa


FINLEY

Time flew unnoticed.

LOGAN

Bogus! You could have done better.

EVIE

There are clear drawbacks

NOAH

An interesting book, not like the other

AISHA

I never liked the book.




Add a comment




Download EBOOK 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen Online free

PDF: 28-stories-of-aids-in-africa.pdf 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa PDF
ERUB: 28-stories-of-aids-in-africa.epub 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa ERUB
DOC: 28-stories-of-aids-in-africa.doc 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa DOC
TXT: 28-stories-of-aids-in-africa.txt 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa TXT