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AIDS, Intimacy and Care in Rural KwaZulu-Natal: A Kinship of Bones
Patricia C. Henderson, a South African anthropologist, resided from March 2003 to February 2006 in Okhahlamba, a municipality in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. In this book, she recounts her experience among this rural population who lived under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Spanning a period that starts before antiretrovirals were readily available to a time when ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 30th 2012 by Amsterdam University Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This ethnographic research is to me a new experience. Many times we hear of AIDS statistics and AIDS initiatives but almost never AIDS experiences -- it is not an easy book to read, for that reason, and one other. It is difficult knowing that all of the tragedies in this book are real; they have happened, but it is even harder to read them because much of the book is weighed down very heavily by verbose academic writing. I feel that Patricia Henderson has brought to visibility realities about AI ...more