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 Uganda.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 13.21mm | 299.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745320759
  • 9780745320755

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Table of contents

Preface to First edition

Preface to New Edition


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



List of organisations

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Review quote

'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 Sarandon
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About Emma Guest

Emma Guest was communications manager for the Samaritans until she moved to South Africa in 1998. She has since been a freelance writer on AIDS-related matters for companies, charities and the South African government. She is the author of Children of AIDS (Pluto Press, 2003).
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