The New Apartheid

The New Apartheid : AIDS in South Africa

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in "AIDS in South Africa" Journalist Zia Jaffrey stresses that AIDS in Africa is not simply a health issue but an amalgam of economic, political and social concerns. Zia Jaffrey takes on President Mbeki's controversial position,as well as first-world governments, multi-national pharmaceutical companies and the devastating effect of AIDS on Africa's social cohesion.. The author presents the case for allowing developing nations access to cheap generic drugs, and argues that mainenance of current prices for AIDS-fighting drugs is tantamount to genocide. The book includes personal narratives from men and women in South Africa, which disturbingly reveal how AIDS has recently become the new apartheid.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5mm | 1,739.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1859846327
  • 9781859846322

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A searing report from South Africa on the continuing tragedy of AIDS in that region. Vogue
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About Zia Jaffrey

Zia Jaffrey was born and lives in New York and spent part of her childhood in Delhi India. She has written numerous features and book reviews and has been published in the New York Times, The Village Voice, The Nation,Elle and Vogue. She is the author of the Invisibles: A tale of the Eunuchs of India.
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