HIV/AIDS is more divisive and destructive than any other disease - tearing apart communities and ostracising the afflicted. Award-winning novelist Uzodinma Iweala embarks on a remarkable journey around the African continent meeting individuals and communities that are struggling daily with the disease. He meets people from all walks of life, from sex workers to the truck drivers who frequent them; from the doctors and nurses who tend the sick; to the children orphaned by the illness and their adoptive families. He meets the wives of husbands with HIV and the husbands of wives with the virus. Beautifully written and heart-breakingly honest, Our Kind of People goes behind the headlines of this epidemic to show the real lives affected by it, illuminating the scope of the crisis and a continent's desperate struggle.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Uzodinma Iweala
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: Width: 13.70cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 21.60cm
ISBN 10: 0719523508
Publication Date: 05 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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' This is a work of visceral urgency and power: it heralds the arrival of a major talent' -- Amitav Ghosh on BEASTS 20050401 'So scorched by loss and anger that it's hard to hold and so gripping in its sheer hopeless lifeforce that it's hard to put down.' -- Ali Smith, Guardian, on BEASTS 20050903 'This is an extraordinary book ... horrifying expose ... vivid ... It casts a powerful, if gruesome spell' -- Sunday Telegraph, on BEASTS 20050918 'Gives a name, a voice and a heart to one of Africa's innumerable child soldiers ... This is urgent writing, starkly unsentimental and convincing' -- Observer on BEASTS 20050828 'This sad, unforgettable novel is a fitting testament to the countless Agus who continue to kill and be killed across that most tragic of continents.' -- Daily Telegraph on BEASTS 20060610 'Stream-like sentences that convey irrestible, rushing activitiy ... Iweala's powerful debut recalls Saro-Wiwa's first-person masterpiece of a soldier-boy' -- The Times on BEASTS 20060610 'A searing first novel' -- Independent on BEASTS 20060610 'Beasts of No Nation is written with the authority of someone who knows what they're talking about' -- London Review of Books on BEASTS 20051006 'A simple and brutal account of war ... Beasts of No Nation is a raw, compelling first novel' -- Literary Review on BEASTS 20050901
Uzodinma Iweala is a Nigerian born in the United States. He is currently living in New York City. He is the author of the novel, Beasts of No Nation, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
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