Every week in Africa, approximately 7,000 men, women and children perish at the hands of poverty and disease, erased by the devastating virus that - even after more than two decades - wreaks havoc around the globe, but especially in underdeveloped nations. In this haunting investigation, acclaimed journalist Nicole Itano goes beyond traditional journalistic methods as she eats, sleeps and lives with the women who suffer daily from the raging epidemic of Aids. Woven from the personal accounts of four real women living with the disease, Itano traces their moments of discovery and diagnosis, their first symptoms, and the ways they cope with treatment and manage the news with their families. Itano's masterful blend of the personal, scientific and historical turns statistics into stories, and balances tragedy with hope as she outlines the plan for new treatment and prevention.In a time when celebrity and political heavy-hitters, such as Bono and Bill Clinton, are rushing to find a remedy for Africa's increasing problem, No Place Left to Bury the Dead shows the world how the transformation of a few courageous women can heal entire communities, eradicate denial and increase global awareness of the worst epidemic in human history.
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Published November 20, 2007
by Atria Books.
Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical.