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Warrior Princess: Fighting for Life with Courage and Hope

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Princess Kasune Zulu grew up in an Africa trying to make sense of the mystery illness claiming its people. As a child, she could not know the disease that claimed the lives of her parents and baby sister would go on to infect more than 100 million people. Left alone to care for her siblings, Princess later discovered she herself was HIV positive. But she heard a calling to ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 8th 2009 by IVP Books
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Bob
Oct 18, 2013 Bob rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, memoir
You are a young girl growing up in middle class Zambia. You have dreams of becoming a broadcaster, and you are named Princess because your family is connected to tribal leaders. You begin to see people around you, mothers and fathers, grow thin, sicken and die from a mysterious illness. Children are orphaned. Then, first your own father, and then your mother succumb to the same illness. At the end of your mother's life you make a desperate day's journey to a hospital to obtain miconazole (a drug ...more
Loraine
Apr 15, 2012 Loraine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-life
This book is an eye-opening look at HIV/AIDS and how it has affected the African continent and Zambia in particular. Young Princess Kasune Zulu is a feisty, strong, and independent woman who finds she has developed HIV. Though poor and uneducated, she feels it is her Christian calling in a male-dominated culture to speak out and inform her people to stop this deadly disease that is killing her people. Little does she know that her persistent tiny voice will become a lot shout heard round the wor ...more
Starfire
Mar 23, 2010 Starfire rated it liked it
Princess Kasune Zulu's story of growing up in poverty-stricken Zambia and discovering she was HIV+ should be grim and depressing, but the energy she brings to both her life and her story is amazing. Instead of leaving the book feeling depressed, I leave it feeling energised, determined and inspired - not least, it gives me another reason to complete Trailwalker next year, since Oxfam was one of the charities she mentions making a huge difference in her country.

Princess's vibrant attitude to life
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Susan Jones
Feb 15, 2016 Susan Jones rated it really liked it
Warrior Princess
by Princess Kasune Zulu with Belinda Collins
1CHere is the story of an unlikely young woman who has changed the world. Orphaned in her teens in Zambia, her passion to be a voice for the voiceless in the midst of the AIDS pandemic took her from preaching to hardened truckers along the 18AIDS Highway 19 to churches across the United States and ultimately to the White House. Her story is a triumph of the human spirit that continues to inspire all who meet her. This was written by
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Kari
Nov 29, 2010 Kari rated it it was amazing
The incredible story of a young Zambian woman named Princess. A number of her family members died of a mysterious disease which she later tested positive for...HIV/AIDS. Instead of it being a death sentence for her, she rejoiced knowing that this was the mountain God had given her (from prophecy earlier in her life.) She went on to start a school for orphans, teach others about HIV/AIDS in some rather unconventional ways, host a radio show, work for World Vision, and travel the world speaking ab ...more
Sharon
Apr 12, 2014 Sharon rated it really liked it
A wonderful true story of Princess, who was raised in Zambia. Her family is personally affected by the AIDS epidemic in Zambia. Princess rises to the top and amidst family problems and suspicions about her activities, she becomes a leader in fund raising, teaching about AIDS in Africa, starting a school for the helpless children/orphans of AIDS, starting a radio show, travelling worldwide to speak on AIDS, and so much more. You will be intrigued by her unfailing positive spirit and persistence.
Lauree
Nov 16, 2012 Lauree rated it it was amazing
This woman is truly amazing. She has had a rough life, but she paints an inspiring, upbeat cheerful picture as she puts a human face on the AIDS epidemic and the many problems of poverty in Zambia and other parts of Africa. Despite being orphaned, having to leave school in tenth grade, and becoming HIV positive, she has accomplished so much not only for herself and her many dependents, but for all of Africa.
Kate
Sep 04, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it
I actually found it hard to write a review for this book. The story of this woman is remarkable but some of her choices along the way in her Christian life I'm not sure if I agree with them or not (not sure how I would respond in the same situation). I then find it hard to think who I could recommend it to. I think if you read it as a memoir then it's a brilliant read.
Belinda Jones
Feb 18, 2010 Belinda Jones rated it it was amazing
Princess' story is an incredible journey. Her outlook on life is so hopeful and I found it useful in helping me deal with my own life's challanges. Would definitely recommend this story to anyone who loves a great biography, story of hope or who is interested in Africa
Benjamin Jackson
Dec 13, 2012 Benjamin Jackson rated it it was amazing
This is the first author I have met in person and actually purchased the book from her personally, not to mention the photo and book signing.
A good story, a strong woman, I am glad I read it.
Robin
Oct 20, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
amazing story of courage and love - I recommend this for anyone who doubts the difference one person can make in this world
Hadeel Rajab
Aug 27, 2015 Hadeel Rajab rated it it was amazing
One of the most amazing books I've ever read, I highly recommend this book for everyone who wants to know how one simple person can make a change and be such a hero ✌
Betty
Aug 06, 2011 Betty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Betty by: United Methodist Women Reading Program
Amazing what this Zambian woman has accomplished already in her young life - a testament to her faith, her personality, and her character. A page turner for me.
Jumana
Nov 07, 2013 Jumana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
Inspiring and heartbreaking testimony about the AIDS epidemic in Zambia.
Veronica
Jun 24, 2013 Veronica rated it liked it
I got this book for free and Iwhile I don't think I would have purchased it for myself I did enjoy reading it.
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An inspiring story, told clearly and engagingly. Highly recommended.
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