There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene
One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

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Two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene puts a human face on the African AIDS crisis with this powerful story of one woman working to save her country's children. After losing her husband and daughter, Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian woman of modest means, opened her home to some of the thousands of children in Addis Ababa who have been left as orphans. There Is No Me Without You is the story of how Haregewoin transformed her home into an orphanage and day-care center and began facilitating adoptions to homes all over the world, written by a star of literary nonfiction who is herself an adoptive parent. At heart, it is a book about children and parents, wherever they may be, however they may find each other.
 

About Melissa Fay Greene

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MELISSA FAY GREENE is a journalist and the award-winning author of Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, and Last Man Out. She has written for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, Redbook, Salon.com, and others. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children, two of whom were adopted from Ethiopia.
 
Published December 12, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 514 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, History, Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Not unlike the AIDS pandemic itself, the odyssey of Haregewoin Teferra, who took in AIDS orphans, began in small stages and grew to irrevocably transform her life from that of "a nice neighborh

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While succinctly interspersing a history of Ethiopia, lucidly tracing the history of AIDS from its early manifestation as "slim disease" in the late 1970s to its appearance as a bizarrely aggressive [form] of Kaposi's sarcoma in the early 1980s, and following the complex path of medication (a sup...

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After watching her adult daughter waste away and die in 1998, Haregewoin Teferra, a bubbly middle-class Ethiopian widow, began taking in children orphaned by AIDS.

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