‘Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda edited by Susan Reynold Whyte (Duke University Press, 2014). Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda is an account of the lives of the first generation of people to experience not only the widespread availability of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) but its accessibility through free treatment programmes. It offers a window into Read the full article…

‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’ reviewed by Dr Emily Garside

‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’ by Norman Fowler (Biteback Publishing, 2014) AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice by Norman Fowler draws heavily on the author’s personal experience both at the height of the AIDS crisis and today. As a result there is a fascinating auto-ethnographic slant to the book as Fowler travels across the world reflecting Read the full article…

‘Alternative Medicine’ reviewed by Jason Johnson Peretz

‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo (Duke University Press, 2013) Rafael Campo’s sixth poetry anthology, Alternative Medicine, is not about alternative medicine in the sense of ‘traditional medicines’; rather the Alternative Medicine to which the title alludes is expressed towards the end of the poem ‘Reforming Health Care’ (p. 62): I grasp at last what I’m still 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…