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by Stephanie Nolen
Author: Stephanie Nolen
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition (June 2, 2008)
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Nolen puts a very human face on HIV/AIDS in Africa, verbally and visually. A photograph accompanies each of the book's 28 personal histories (one subject stands for one million infected people in sub-Saharan Africa).
Nolen puts a very human face on HIV/AIDS in Africa, verbally and visually. The faces in the photos appear no different than faces of everyday Americans, but that appearance belies the horrific reality of lives shredded by devastating disease.
28: Stories of AIDS in Africa is a 2007 non-fiction book by Canadian author Stephanie Nolen, Africa correspondent for The Globe and Mail. The book profiles 28 Africans who have HIV/AIDS, or have otherwise been affected by it. The number 28 was chosen to reflect the 28 million Africans who had HIV in 2007, according to UNAIDS. Nolen spent six years traveling through Africa to gather the stories.
For the past six years, Stephanie Nolen has traced AIDS across Africa, and 28 is the result: an unprecedented, uniquely human .
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 28, Stephanie Nolen, the Globe and Mail’s Africa Bureau Chief, puts a human face to the crisis created by HIV-AIDS in Africa
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
National Magazine Award winner, a 4-time Amnesty International Media Award winner, and received the PEN "Courage" Prize for her book 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa. She lives in Rio de Janeiro.
Award-winning foreign correspondent for Canada's Globe and Mail. National Magazine Award winner, a 4-time Amnesty International Media Award winner, and received the PEN "Courage" Prize for her book 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa. Previously she was a foreign correspondent in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
Stephanie Nolen is an award-winning Canadian journalist who has lived in Africa for six years. The way Aids was ravaging the continent became clear to her while she was covering the crises in Uganda and Sudan and the aftermath of conflict in Sierra Leone and Rwanda. Her work in those areas brought her into contact with agencies such as Medecins Sans Frontieres - one of the few organisations trying to bring antiretroviral drugs and other treatments to HIV/Aids sufferers. In the developed world, pregnant women carrying the virus are given a simple treatment in labour, along with their baby, and.
The disease's effect on everyday people is the subject of Stephanie Nolen's book, 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, a group of profiles written by the reporter for Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper. The pandemic has all but disappeared from today's media. One reason seems to be the so-called "AIDS fatigue" - simply put, Americans are tired of reading about the disease. His health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, has promoted a diet rich in vegetables as a traditional cure for the virus.
Stephanie Nolen (born September 3, 1971 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian journalist and writer. Her book on Africa's AIDS pandemic, 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa, was nominated for the 2007 Governor General's Literary Award and has been published in 15 countries. She is currently the Latin America bureau chief for The Globe and Mail. From 2008 to 2013, she was the Globe's South Asia Bureau Chief, based in New Delhi. From 2003 to 2008, she was the Globe's Africa bureau chief, and she has reported from more than 60 countries around the world. She is the co-founder of the Museum of AIDS in Africa. She currently lives in Mexico City.
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In 28, Stephanie Nolen, the Toronto Globe and Mail's Africa Bureau Chief, puts a human face on the crisis created by HIV/AIDS in Africa. Through riveting anecdotal stories, Nolen brings to life people involved in every aspect of the crisis and explores the effects of an epidemic that well exceeds the Black Plague in magnitude, a calamity ongoing just a 747-flight away. 28's stories are much more than a record of suffering and loss. Through her unprecedented reporting, Nolen introduces women, men, and children fighting vigorously and hopefully 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; Zachie Achmat, the hero of South Africa's politically fragmented battle against HIV/AIDS. Nolen's stories reveal how the disease works, how it spreads, and how it kills; how it is inextricably tied to conflict, famine, failure of leadership, and the collapse of states, and to the cultures it has ravaged; how treatment works, and how people who can't get it fight to stay alive with courage, dignity, and hope against huge odds. Writing with power, understanding, and simplicity, Stephanie Nolen makes us listen, allows us to understand, and inspires us to care. Timely, transformative, and thoroughly accessible, 28 is essential reading for our times.