Children of AIDS

Children of AIDS : Africa's Orphan Crisis

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This is the new, fully updated, first paperback edition of Emma Guest's acclaimed book that explores how the AIDS crisis has devastated the world's poorest continent, and shows how families, charities and governments are responding to the next wave of the crisis - millions of orphans.Based on extensive interviews, Guest lets people tell their own stories in their own words. The result is a moving and disturbing account of the experiences of orphans, street children, grandparents, aunts, foster parents, charity and social workers and foreign donors across South Africa, Zambia and more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 132 x 210 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745320759
  • 9780745320755

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'An important and timely book on a devastating crisis' -- Fergal Keane 'This brave and moving book forces us to open our eyes to the full extent of the devastation that AIDS is causing in Africa' -- Susan Sarandonshow more

About Emma Guest

Emma Guest was communications manager for the Samaritans - a helpline for the suicidal - until she moved to South Africa in 1998. Since then she has been a freelance writer on AIDS-related matters for companies, charities and the South African government. She now lives in more

Table of contents

Preface to First edition Preface to New Edition Introduction Section I: Families 1. Mbuya's Story A Grandmother's Story, Lusaka, Zambia 2. Extending Families An Aunt's Story, Kampala, Uganda 3. Strangers Step In The Tale of Two Foster Parents, South Africa Section II: Projects 4. Childcare by Committee A Social Worker's Story, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 5. Hope in the Hills 'Cluster Fostering' in Rorual KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 6. Institutionalised An Orphanage in Cape Town, South Africa 7. A Hundred Dollars for a Bull A Social Worker's Story, Luweero District, Uganda Section III: International Involvement 8. Foreign Aid or Interference? United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Lusaka, Zambia Section IV: Children Alone 9. A Mother to her Brothers A Child-headed household's story, Johannesburg, South Africa 10. Falling through the Net A Street Child's Story, Lusaka, Zambia Conclusion Notes List of organisations Indexshow more

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