Call for Review: ‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ by Jean Hunleth.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia (Hunleth, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Rutgers University Press.  In Zambia, due to the rise of tuberculosis and the closely connected HIV epidemic, a large number of children have experienced the illness Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood’ by Robert Wyrod

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City‘ (Robert Wyrod, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between health, gender, and male privilege in the context of Uganda. Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from researchers with an interest Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa’ by William H. Schneider

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa‘ by William H. Schneider (Ohio University Press, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in Read the full article…

‘Cutting for Stone’ reviewed by Vivek Santayana

‘Cutting for Stone‘ by Abraham Verghese (Vintage Books, 2009) Abraham Verghese’s 2009 novel, Cutting for Stone, is a compelling story of a surgeon in Ethiopia who, during his childhood, medical training and early career, tries to reconcile his ideals about medical practice with the tumultuous historical moment in which he lives. It is set entirely Read the full article…

‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives’ edited by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland (Ohio University Press, 2013).  Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa opens with a substantive chapter by Ruth Prince that lays bare the critical perspective with which the authors approach the topic of public health in Africa. Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives’ edited by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland

We are thrilled to offer ‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa’, an edited volume by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland (Ohio University Press, 2014) for review. This fascinating book features as part of the Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series. Expressions of interest from all areas of the medical humanities are welcome, particularly from those with an interest Read the full article…

‘Love, Money and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS’ reviewed by Dr Chisomo Kalinga

‘Love, Money and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS’ by Sanyu A. Mojola (University of California Press, 2014) In Love, Money and HIV: Becoming A Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS, Sanyu Mojola presents a convincing and lucid argument about how young Kenyan women approach decisions regarding love, intimacy Read the full article…