Nobody Ever Said AIDS: Stories and Poems from Southern Africa

By Nobantu Rasebotsa


HIV/AIDS is not about statistics: it is about people living and dying with the disease, dealing daily with its impact. Here we hear their voices, bearing witness; responding to the silence of taboo with an outpouring of creative expression. Tender and honest, the twenty stories and twenty-four poems collected here explore love, sexuality, stigma and loss. These are the intimate stories that, in all the technical and academic writing on HIV/AIDS in southern Africa, have never been told. This anthology brings together forty-two new and established writers from across the region - Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe - and from all walks of life.

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