Nobody Ever Said AIDS: Poems and Stories from Southern Africa
Genre: Anthology (Mixed Genres)
- Garden, Rebecca
- Date of entry: Aug-28-2006
- Last revised: Feb-12-2010
This anthology is part of an emerging literature of HIV/AIDS in Africa. It offers individual stories about the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa as a means of countering the mind-numbing statistics on infections and deaths. As the literature of the AIDS crisis in the United States in the 1980s and 90s brought to the general public the subjective experience of HIV/AIDS and thus strengthened the socio-political will to combat the virus, so this emerging literature of AIDS in Africa will deepen awareness about the crisis, engender sympathy for the individuals who suffer from it, and ideally help to shape an effective response to alleviate the devastation being wreaked by this epidemic.
Nobantu Rasebotsa is senior lecturer in English at the University of Botswana. Meg Samuelson is South African and a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Stellenbosch. Kylie Thomas specializes in oral history; she was born in Zimbabwe and is a citizen of South Africa.
Capetown, South Africa
Nobantu Rasebotsa, Meg Samuelson & Kylie Thomas