Browsing Category HIV/AIDS & Health

624 minutes, 4 DVDs, , 2011. OUT OF PRINT
The 26 separate but interlinked episodes of Series 1 of the television drama series about relationships, sex, HIV/AIDS, and the devastating consequences irresponsible behaviour can have.

"Intersexions", the result of a collaborative partnership between SABC 1, SABC Education and John Hopkins Health & Education in South Africa, won eleven SAFTA Awards and the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011, as well as the Africomnet Best Mass Media Award in 2012.
STORIES FROM THE FIELD, YDF footprint in Africa
127 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R265
A selection of case studies from nine African countries which provide insight into the approach and impact of the Youth Development through Football (YDF) project of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) on young people who have benefited from the programme. YDF uses sport, especially football, to equip children and youth with life skills, increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS, advance gender equality and promote environmental awareness.

Includes eight case studies from South Africa, two from Botswana, one from Lesotho, and one from Namibia. All the case studies are the result of academic impact assessment research by Professor Cora Burnett, Professor Wim Hollander and Cassie Ogunniyi from the University of Johannesburg.

The 121 unedited case studies are provided on an attached CD-ROM.
Alexander (P.) et. al. (eds.) GLOBALISATION AND NEW IDENTITIES, a view from the middle
361 pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R185
A collection of essays on South Africa, including "Globalisation and New Social Identities: a jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg" by Peter Alexander, "Black Workers, Fatherhood and South Africa's Gold Mines" by Marlize Rabe,
"Students, Activism and Identity" by Marcelle Dawson,
"A Self-Employed 'Worker' Identity: women garment makers in Ahmedabad and Durban" by Meera Icharam,
"Countering Stigma: collectively counselling an AIDS identity" by Sandra Jane Roberts
and "The South African Broadcasting Corporation and Dilemmas of National Identity" by Kurai Masenyama.

This book comes out of a project funded by South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF). Research was undertaken by staff and students associated with the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), now the University of Johannesburg.
Ballard (R.) et. al. (eds.) VOICES OF PROTEST, social movements in post-apartheid South Africa
437 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R245
Contributions include "Seeking the High Ground: The Treatment Action Campaign and the politics of morality" by Steven Friedman & Shauna Mottiar,
"The Landless People's Movement and the Failure of Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Stephen Greenberg,
"Reconstructing a Social Movement in an Era of Globalisation: a case study of COSATU" by Adam Habib & Imraan Valodia
and "The Challenges of Inclusion and Transformation" the Women's Movement in democratic South Africa" by Shireen Hassim.
Baxen (J.) & Breidlid (A.) eds. HIV/AIDS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, understanding the implications of culture & context
144 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R235
This book explores the various contexts in which debate about HIV/AIDS takes place and examines how the pandemic is perceived by scholars, religious leaders and trandtional healers, among others, in communities around South Africa.

Contributions include "What Questions? HIV/AIDS educational research: beyond more of the same to asking different epistemological questions" by Jean Baxen,
"Examining Religious Leaders' and Traditional Healers' Responses to HIV/AIDS in a Modern Community" by Aysha Hattas,
"Performing Masculine and Feminine Identities: sexuality and identity construction among youth in a context of HIV/AIDS" by Mamatsoso Matsoso-Makhate with Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, and
"Cultural Practices, Gender and HIV/AIDS: a study of young women's sexual positioning in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa" by Marit Petersen.

Jean Baxen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, Rhodes University.
Anders Breidlid is Professor of International Education at Oslo University College, Norway.
Baxter (D.) ONE LIFE AT A TIME, a doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana
289pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R275
In 2002 Daniel Baxter, the medical director of a communal health centre in New York City, accepted an invitation to work in Botswana, assisting with the roll-out of Africa's first HIV/AIDS treatment programme. This is his account of the 8 years he spent in Gaberone, from 2002-2008 and 2013-2015.

"Dr Baxter tells the story of Botswana's struggle with AIDS with the insight of a medical expert and the compassion of a decent human being. This book forces us to face a world of suffering, but it also brings a message of hope." Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Daniel Baxter currently practice medicine at the Ryan Community Health Centre in New York City.
Boler (T.) & Archer (D.) THE POLITICS OF PREVENTION, a global crisis in AIDS and education
162 pp., paperback, London & Johannesburg, 2008. R150
Foreword by Mary Robinson.

Tania Boler and David Archer use personal stories from around the world to illustrate "the ways and means of fighting the spread of AIDS through the expansion of education: better schooling, enhancement of public knowledge and understanding of science." Amartya Sen

Tania Boler, a specialist in HIV and education, works for ActionAid and the United Nations. David Archer currently head ActionAid's education team.
Buhlungu (S.) et. al. (eds.) STATE OF THE NATION, South Africa 2007
586 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R190
This is the fourth volume of an annual evaluation of contemporary South Africa.
Contributions include "The State of the African National Congress" by Anthony Butler,
"Taking to the Streets: has developmental local government failed in South Africa?" by Doreen Atkinson,
"Disability and Welfare in South Africa's Era of Unemployment and AIDS" by Nicoli Natrass,
"The ANC, Black Economic Empowerment and State-Owned Enterprises: a recycling of history?" by Roger Southall,
"Old Victories, New Struggles: the state of the National Union of Mineworkers" by Andries Bezuidenhout and Sakhela Buhlungu,
"The Promise and the Practice of Transformation in South Africa's Health System" by Helen Schneider, Peter Barron and Sharon Fonn,
"The State of South Africa's Prisons" by Julia Sloth-Nielsen,
"Violence Against Women in South Africa" by Lisa Vetten,
"Improving Learner Achievement in Schools: applications of national assessments in South Africa" by Anil Kanjee,
"South Africa in Africa: trends and forecasts in a changing African political economy" by John Daniel, Jessica Lutchman and Alex Comninos
and "The Zimbabwean Community in South Africa" by Elinor Sisulu, Bhekinkosi Moyo and Nkosinathi Tshuma.
Cameron (E.) JUSTICE, a personal account
347 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R295
A memoir by Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron, in which he reflects on the power and the limitations of the law and examines the role of the law in South Africa's transition.

"A remarkable integration of fascinating, often moving personal memoir, professional reminiscence and acute historical analysis of South African law, politics and society." Sir Sydney Kentridge, QC

"Shows with brilliant clarity how the life of a jurist informs his reading of the law. An inspirational, but never a self-indulgent, story of a remarkable South African life." Eusebius McKaiser

Edwin Cameron was the first senior South African official to state publicly that he was living with HIV/AIDS. His other books include the autobiography, "Witness to Aids", and "Defiant Desire, gay and lesbian lives in South Africa", which he co-authored with Mark Gevisser. He has received numerous awards, including the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2000) and the San Francisco Aids Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award for 2003, and the Brudner Prize from Yale for 2009-2010. In 2002 the Bar of England and Wales honoured him with a special award for his contribution to international jurisprudence and the protection of human rights.
Cameron (E.) WITNESS TO AIDS, with contributions by Nathan Geffen
138 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Nelson Mandela.

Justice Edwin Cameron's study of the many facets of the AIDS pandemic in South Africa, interwoven with the story of his legal work and his personal expeirence of HIV. This book won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award in 2006.

Edwin Cameron, now a judge in the Supreme Court of Appeal, co-drafted the Charter of Rights on AIDS and HIV, co-founded the AIDS Consortium and founded and was the first director of the AIDS Law Project.
Campbell (C.) "LETTING THEM DIE", how HIV/AIDS prevention programmes often fail
214 pp., paperback, Cape Town, etc, 2003. R145
Through a detailed study of the Summertown Project, a community-led HIV-prevention programme in a mining community near Johannesburg, Catherine Campbell attempts to understand why people knowingly engage in sexual behaviour that could kill them.

Catherine Campbell is a Reader at the London School of Economics and an External Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Catholic Health Care Association of Southern Africa IN THE SERVICE OF HEALING, a history of Catholic health care in southern Africa
128 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R105
An account of the work done by the Catholic missionaries in southern Africa who established hospitals and clinics in the rural areas.
Chasi (C.) HARD WORDS, on HIV/AIDS communication
87 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R80
A philosophical reflection on how communication around the HIV/AIDS pandemic fails to address or express the depths of human experience and suffering.

"With consciousness of the need to heedfully establish grounds for common justice in this saddest of eras, it is worthy to raise questions as regards messages on HIV/AIDS. If the kindness of those who try to make things better could respect the sacredness of our living, then their words would not be received with offence. Sending out messages which seek to fundamentally change how another relates to life - to sex, to love, to lack of opportunities, to all the infinite things that HIV/AIDS calls to mind - should be approached with due humility and humanity. Instead, what we unfortunately see too much of is a lack of respect for the choosing other." pg. 11-12

Colin Tinei Chasi is a senior lecturer at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, School of Communication, University of Johannesburg.
Claasen (M.) & Alpin-Lardiés (C.) eds. SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN AFRICA, practitioners' experiences and lessons
224 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R186
A collection of case studies on social accountability from Africa written by practitioners, providing first-hand experiences of designing and implementing social accountability initiatives.

Contributions include:
"Controlling Power - Africans' views on governance, citizenship and accountability" by Robert Mattes,
"Monitoring Ourselves - the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as a catalyst for accountability" by Terence Corrigan and Steven Grudz,
"Parliamentary Oversight of the HIV and AIDS Pandemic - the case of Mozambique" by Isau Joaquim Meneses,
"Leveraging State Accountability - the South African Commission for Gender Equality" by Janine Hicks,
"Developing Civil Society's Budget Monitoring Capacity of HIV and AIDS Resources in Southern and Eastern Africa" by Teresa Guthrie, Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Rose Wanjiru and Paulina Chiwangu,
"Activating Citizens Through Community-Based Planning: the Case of Johannesburg" by Lesley Hudson and Khadija Richards.
Cullinan (K.) & Thom (A.) ed. THE VIRUS, VITAMINS AND VEGETABLES, the South African HIV/AIDS mystery
211 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R190
A collection of essays on Aids denialism by South Africa's political leadership in the Mbeki era.

Contributions include "Love, Courage, Insubordination and HIV/AIDS denialism" by Pregs Govender,
"The President's Panel" by Michael Cherry,
"Garlic, Olive Oil, Lemons and Beetroot" by Liz McGregor,
"Saints and Sinners: the Treatment Action Campaign" by Janine Stephen,
"Speaking Truth to Power" by Claire Keeton, and
"Remembering a Decade of the Treatment Action Campaign" by Zackie Achmat.

Kerry Cullinan and Anso Thom work for Health-e News Service, a non-profit news agency that covers HIV/AIDS and health in South Africa.
de Waal (A.) AIDS AND POWER, why there is no political crisis - yet
147 pp., paperback, Cape Town, London & New York, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Seeks to explain why "social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power".

Alex de Waal is a fellow of the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard; director of the Social Science Research Council program on AIDS and social transformation; and a director of Justice Africa in London.
Decoteau (C.) ANCESTORS AND ANTIRETROVIRALS, the biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in post-apartheid South Africa
324pp., illus., paperback, Chicago, 2013. R695
"In 'Ancestors and Antiretrovirals', Claire Decoteau draws together ethnographic fieldwork, unique insights into the experience of people suffering from AIDS at a time of callous governmental indifference, and a thorough reading of cultural politics to situate South Africa in the global economic system. Decoteau not only illuminates the many still baffling aspects of the epidemic and post-apartheid politics in South Africa, but challenges some of the core assumptions of Western social science. This is essential reading." Adam Ashforth, author of "Witchcraft, Violence, and Democracy in South Africa"

"This is a moving, scrupulously observed, and deeply thoughtful account of the interlocking tragedies of HIV/AIDS, poverty, and neoliberal politics in the new South Africa. It should be widely read in the global North, as it tells about basic issues of the contemporary world - not just in South Africa." Raewyn Connell, author of "Confronting Equality: gender, knowledge and global change"

Claire Laurier Decoteau is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Dickinson (D.) A DIFFERENT KIND OF AIDS, folk and lay theories in South African townships
377 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
David Dickinson explores the folk and lay explanations of HIV/AIDS that still circulate in South Africa's townships despite almost thirty years of AIDS education and the availability of antiretroviral treatment.

"Dickinson's ethnography will serve as a rich historical source about the epidemic (as well as everyday life) for future generations." Jonathan Stadler, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit

"This is an important book...[and should be] a standard text not just for the HIV/AIDS practitioner - whether academic or medical - but also for courses on methodology." Professor Suzette Heald, London School of Economics

David Dickinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also the author of the book, "Changing the Course of AIDS".
Dickinson (D.) CHANGING THE COURSE OF AIDS, peer education in South Africa and its lessons for the global crisis
252 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, 2010, Johannesburg. R220
Introduction by Charles Deutsch.

A case study from the South African HIV-AIDS epidemic which demonstrates that regular workers educating one another in the workplace and community can be as, or even more, effective agents of behavioural change than experts who teach about appropriate health care behaviour.

David Dickinson is currently Professor of Sociology at University of the Witwatersrand.
218 pp., hardback, d.w., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Unity Dow and Max Essex present true stories of lives ravaged by AIDS in Botswana, the scientific explanations behind the events, and the success of treatment and prevention programmes.

"This is the AIDS book to read. 'Saturday is for Funerals' is at once highly moving, while providing unforgettable lessons from the greatest pandemic in medical history. This book is valuable not only for people impacted by HIV, but also for politicians, educators, students and anyone who wants an education on mankind's greatest 'plague'." Robert Gallo, Director, Institute of Human Virology and Division of Basic Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Unity Dow is a judge of the Interim Constitutional Court of Kenya and the author of four novels.
Max Essex is Lasker Professor of Health Science at Harvard University and has been involved in AIDS research since 1982.
249 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of critical essays on various aspects of contemporary South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Of Jacob, Julius, Jimmy and the Dancing Monkey" by Max du Preez
"Toxic Policies: diary of a bad year" by Njabulo Ndebele
"The South African Nation" by Neville Alexander
"Crime and Policing: how we got it wrong" by Antony Altbeker
"The Judiciary and the Constitution' by Carmel Rickard
"Environment and Sustainability" by Leonie Joubert
"Perspectives on Poverty in a Democratic South Africa" by Len Verwey
"The State of the Nation's Health" by Kerry Cullinan and Anso Thom
"Education" by Eric Atmore, Dylan Wray and Gillian Godsell
"'The Content of Their Character'" by Jonathan Jansen
"After Invictus" by James Myburgh.

Columnist, editor, film-maker and executive producer Max du Preez has received the following awards: the Louis M Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism (University of Harvard); the Pringle Award for Contributing to Press Freedom (SA Union of Journalists); the Outstanding Journalism Award (SA Foreign Correspondents' Association); and the Nat Nakasa Award (SA National Editors' Forum and Print Media SA).
Edkins (D.) & Vehkalahti (I.) STEPS BY STEPS, the making of the "Steps for the Future" documentary series
220 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, South Africa, 2008. R165
Details the proces of making the 38 award-winning films for the "Steps for the Future" documentary film project, which deals with the problem of HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. Includes a 200 minute DVD with eight of the films.
Epprecht (M.) HETEROSEXUAL AFRICA?, the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS
231 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg & Ohio, 2008. R280
Marc Epprecht explores "the historical processes by which a singular, heterosexual identity for Africa was constructed - by anthropologists, ethnopsychologists, colonial officials, African elites, and most recently, health care workers seeking to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic".

Marc Epprecht is associate professor in the departments of history and global development studies at Queen's University. He is also the author of "Hungochani: the history of dissident sexuality in southern Africa", which won the 2006 Canadian Association of African Studies Joel Gregory Prize.
Fassin (D.) WHEN BODIES REMEMBER, experiences and politics of AIDS in South Africa
365 pp., paperback, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 2007. R220
Didier Fassin "explores the experiences of South African HIV/AIDS patients and their families "in the absence of treatment and demonstrates that the history of colonization, domination and segregation remains vivid in the present time through everyday violence and social inequalities, racist accusations, and conspiracy theories".

Translated from the French by Amy Jacobs and Gabrielle Varro.

Didier Fassin is Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris North, Director of Studies in Anthropology at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and Director of Centre de recherche sur la santé, le social et le politique.
Feinstein (A.) AFTER THE PARTY, a personal and political journey inside the ANC
287 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R170
Andrew Feinstein, a member of the ANC from the mid-1980s and an ANC Member of Parliament from 1994, resigned in 2001 in protest at the party's handling of the infamous arms deal. This is his account of what really happened in the arms deal and provides insight in current South African politics and the culture within the ANC.

Andrew Feinstien now lives in London where he writes, lectures and consults on public policy issues and chairs an HIV/AIDS charity.
Fels (G.) HEALING IN A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON, a life skills and kinesiology handbook
277 pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2009. R220
Kinesiologist Gaby Fels spent three years working with the male inmates of Leeuwkop Maximum Security Prison, teaching them life skills and kinesiology techniques and exercises to help them cope with prison life and to prepare them for a life outside prison. In this book she outlines the programme.
240 pp., paperback, Basingstoke, 2006. R195
Reviews the responses of the National Party and the Mandela and Mbeki governments to the South African AIDS epidemic and explains why the response has failed.

Peter Fourie teaches politics at the University of Johannesburg and is involved in a number of AIDS projects in southern Africa. In 2003-2004 he worked for UNAIDS in London as a researcher on a project regarding the impact of AIDS in southern Africa over the next 20 years.
265 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190
Medical doctor and writer Dawn Garisch explores the connection between our bodies and our creative selves.

"A richly eclectic, deeply insightful text that draws art and science, poetry and medicine, writing and healing into fertile conversation." Ivan Vladislavic

"'Eloquent Body explores the juxtaposition of healing and creativity both from a personal as well as a medical point of view in an open and honest way. This book is required reading for my medical colleagues and for all patients in search of healing." Anne Pargiter, General Practitioner

Dawn Garish is also the author of the novels, "Once, Two Islands" (2007) and "Trespass" (2009), and a collection of poems, "Difficult Gifts (2011). In 2011 she won the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem, "Miracle". She has also written three youth novels and had a short play and a short film produced.
Geffen (N.) DEBUNKING DELUSIONS, the inside story of the Treatment Action Campaign
236 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R180
Nathan Geffen describes the Treatment Action Campaign's response to the South African government's AIDS denialism.

"An intellectually incisive, engagingly written history of a policy calamity - and the courageous activism it unleashed - that has important implications for our country's understanding of its past, as well as its future course." Edwin Cameron

"Between these covers you will find all the passion and intelligence Nathan Geffen devoted to the fight against quackery in South Africa. The Mbeki government's march of folly is fully exposed here. One hopes that this book will serve, not only as a record, but as a lesson." Jonny Steinberg

Nathan Geffen has been one of the leaders of the TAC since 2000. He was also the editor of the TAC's magazine.
Guest (E.) CHILDREN OF AIDS, Africa's orphan crisis
176 pp., paperback, First S.A. Edition, Pietermaritzburg, (2001) 2003. R125
Emma Guest interviews orphans, street children, grandparents, aunts, foster parents, charity and social workers and donors in South Africa, Zambia and Uganda about AIDS and how it has affected their lives.

Emma Guest is a freelance writer on AIDS-related matters.
Gunn (S.) & Puwana (Z.) eds. LOOKING INSIDE, five South African stories of people living with Albinism
154 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R95
This book is the result of a colloboration between the Human Rights Media Centre (HRMC) and the Western Cape Blind Association (WEBA). Includes interviews with Vuyiswa Kama, Vinkosi Sigwegwe, Nomonde Ngcizela, Mandisi Bangelo and Lucky Jackson, who live with Albinism.
Haddad (B.) ed. RELIGION AND HIV AND AIDS, charting the terrain
430 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R285
A collection of essays that explore the interface between HIV, AIDS and religion.

Foreword by Robin Root and Alan Whiteside.

Contributions include:
"Religion and Policy on HIV and AIDS: a rapidly shifting landscape" by Jill Olivier
"Systematic Theological Reflection on HIV and AIDS: mapping the terrain" by Steve de Gruchy
"African Traditional Religions and HIV and AIDS: exploring the boundaries" by Ezra Chitando
"African Cultures and Gender in the Context of HIV and AIDS: probing these practices" by Nyokabi Kamau
"Transforming Masculinities Towards Gender Justice in an Era of HIV and AIDS: plotting the pathways" by Andriaan van Klinken
"HIV, AIDS and Stigma: discerning the silences" by Gillian Paterson.

Beverley Haddad is Director of the Theology and Development Programme and Director of the Collaborative for HIV and AIDS, Religion and Theology at the School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Hassim (A.), Heywood (M.) & Berger (J.) eds. HEALTH & DEMOCRACY, a guide to human rights, health law and policy in post-apartheid South Africa
506 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R230
A comprehensive guide to the health system, health law and health policy, with examples drawn from health activism regarding HIV/AIDS to illustrate the practical implications of law and policy.

Adila Hassim is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a member of the Johannesburg Bar. She is head of litigation and legal services at the Aids Law Project. Mark Heywood is head of the Aids Law Project. Jonathan Berger is head of policy and research at the Aids Law Project.
Hearn (L.) TOWARDS A THEOLOGY OF HIV/AIDS, evil, suffering and world religions
160 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R380
Louise Hearn examines the issue of suffering in the world and argues that the problem of HIV/AIDS can only be approached from a multi-religious and multi-cultural perspective.

Louise Hearn was born in South Africa. She trained as a Baptist Minister in London and now leads a renewal church in rural Wales. This books is based on her doctoral studies on the subject of evil and suffering from a multi-religious viewpoint.
Henderson (P.C.) A KINSHIP OF BONES, AIDS, intimacy and care in rural KwaZulu-Natal
254 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R240
From 2003 to 2006 Patricia Henderson lived in Okhahlamba in the region of the Northern Drakensberg and recorded the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS.

"There is remarkably little in the literature on the effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Southern Africa about practices of care and relationship. It is as though the disease renders social life impossible to think. In her careful account, Henderson shows how the social is constituted through aesthetic, emotional and embodied relationships of mutuality, and the world re-made in the face of grief and loss. The book is essential reading for all who would understand how ordinary worlds are crafted in the face of massive illness. Written in the interface between anthropology and philosophy, the book asks us to envisage the making of sociality in a world overwritten by technisist interpretations of life and death." Fiona Ross, University of Cape Town

"Taking the reader through landscapes of disease, devastation and hope, Henderson's book is theoretically erudite without her philosophical observations overwriting the words of her respondents. She shows what fidelity means in the fields anthropologists cultivate." Veena Das, John Hopkins University

Patricia Henderson is a senior lecturer in anthropology at Rhodes University.
Hodes (R.) BROADCASTING THE PANDEMIC, a history of HIV on South African television
216 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R280
'Broadcasting the Pandemic' traces the evolution of a television programme, 'Siyayinqoba/ Beat It!', "from a small-scale production to one of the largest HIV interventions in history". pg.4 of the introduction

"Rebecca Hodes has written a path-breaking book on HIV/AIDS and the visual media in South Africa. By combining these two fields, and analysing a successful TV series, she opens up new ways of thinking about the disease, its impact and the Treatment Action Campaign. It will be of great interest to academics and students in Medicine, Media Studies, History and the Social Sciences. It also deserves an audience amongst practitioners and the public." William Beinart, Professor in the African Studies Centre, Oxford University

"This is a powerful and important contribution to our understanding of the struggle for antiretroviral treatment in South Africa. Rebecca Hodes delivers unique insights into how a television series created by activists contributed to HIV awareness and the broader fight for evidence-based medicine, and uses this skilfully to provide a lens on the history of AIDS policy in South Africa," Nicoli Nattrass, Director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Rebecca Hodes is a medical historian based at the University of Cape Town.
Hunter (M.) LOVE IN THE TIME OF AIDS, inequality, gender, and rights in South Africa
303 pp., illus. ,paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R245
Mark Hunter lived in Mandeni, an informal settlement in KwaZulu-Natal and by studing love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories and archival materials, he examines the everyday social inequalities and the ideas about femininity, masculinity, love and sex, that have created the "economies of exchange" that perpetuate the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

"Beautifully, powerfully, and movingly written. The best analysis I have seen not only for the reasons for the HIV/AIDS pandemic in southern Africa, but of its wider socioeconomic, cultural, and political dynamics." Shula Marks, School for African and Oriental Studies, University of London

Mark Hunter is Assistant Professor in Social Sciences/Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough and Research Associate in the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Ige (S.) & Quinlan (T.) eds. AFRICAN RESPONSES TO HIV/AIDS, between speech and action
273 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R220
A collection of essays that provide a critique of leadership on HIV/AIDS in Africa from the 1980s to the present.

Contributions include:
"HIV/AIDS Rhetoric in Africa" and "HIV/AIDS and the State: a critique of leadership in Africa" by Segun Ige and Tim Quinlan
"What Type of Leadership is Required to Combat Complex Global Challenges such as the HIV and AIDS Pandemic?" by Judith Flick
"Socio-Economic Rights and Development: HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral service delivery in South Africa" by Shauna Mottiar
"Confusing Public Health with Militant Nationalism: South Africa's AIDS policy under Thabo Mbeki" by John-Eudes Lengwe Kunda and Keyan Tomaselli
"Culture, Behaviour and AIDS in Africa" by Paul Nchoji Nkwi and H.Russell Bernard
"The Politics of AIDS in South Africa: foundations of a hyperendemic epidemic" by Warren Parker.

Segun Inge is currently Consultant/CEO, JOI Consulting, a rhetoric and speech communication consulting firm in Cape Town.
Tim Quinlan was the Research Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 2002 to 2010. He now works independently while holding a part-time research post at the Athena Institute, Free University, Amsterdam.
Tim Quinlan
Iliffe (J.) THE AFRICAN AIDS EPIDEMIC, a history
214 pp., maps, paperback, Oxford etc, 2006. R160
An introduction to the history of the Aids epidemic that uses medical, anthropological and eye-witness sources but assumes no prior knowledge.

John Iliffe is Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge and as Fellow of St John's College.
Izumi (K.). ed. RECLAIMING OUR LIVES, HIV and AIDS, women's land and property rights and livelihoods in southern and East Africa, narratives and responses
117 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R110
A collection of interviews with women from South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, who speak about how HIV/AIDS has worsened the situation for women and children, who are often dispossessed of their property, evicted from their homes and forced into destitution.

Kaori Izumi is Land Tenure and Rural Institutions Officer and HIV and AIDS Focal Point for the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Southern and East Africa in Harare, ZImbabwe.
Jorens (Y.) ed. HIV AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW, the SADC region
142 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R207
A collection of papers presented at the SADC Regional Conference on the impact of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic on Social Law which took place in Maputo, Mozambique, in March 2011. Representatives of ILO, the SADC tribunal and academics from universities in the SADC region assess to what extent national governments have enacted measures to deal with HIV-related issues in the domains of labour law, health law, social protection and social security law.
344 pp., paperback, Uppsala & Cape Town, 2008. R190
"The basis for this volume emerged out of the extensive collaboration born out of the Adolescent Reproductive Health Network (ARHNe), which lasted from 1997-2001."

Contributions include "From Initiation Rituals to AIDS Education: entering adulthood at the turn of the millenium" by Graziella van den Bergh,
"Public Policy: a tool to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health" by Yogan Pillay & Alan J.Flisher,
Peer Education for Adolescent Reproductive Health: an effective method for program delivery, a powerful empowerment strategy, or neither?" by Sheri Bastien et. al., and
"Quality of Care: assessing nurses' and midwives' attitudes towards adolesecents with sexual and reproductive health problems" by Elisabeth Faxelid, et. al.

Alan Flisher is Professor and Head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, and Professor II at the Research Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Bergen in Norway.
Sylvia Kaaya is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam.
Knut-Inge Klepp is Professor and Head of the Centre for Prevention of Global Infections at the University of Oslo and Director of the Public Health and Welfare Division of the Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs.
Ledwaba (L.) & Sadiki (L.) BROKE & BROKEN, the shameful legacy of gold mining in South Africa
177pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R225
Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki document the lives of the gold miners and their families affected by silicosis, the incurable lung disease contracted through continued exposure to silica dust.

Freelance journalist Lucas Ledwaba is also co-author of "We Are Going to Kill Each Other Today: the Marikana story". He has won the Standard Bank Sikuvile Award and the Vodacom Journalism Award for Feature Writing.
Photojournalist Leon Sadiki won the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award Story of the Year and the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award 2013 for his photographs of the Marikana massacre, published in "We Are Going to Kill Each Other Today: the Marikana story".
200 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R350
A collection of essays that grew out of a seminar series held at the University of Cape Town in 2009, where anthropologists working in southern Africa, India and China were able to share ideas about the contested nature of medical knowledge and practice.

"'Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge' is an excellent and unsettling collection. It does what medical anthropology does best: forcing us readers to dig deeper, beyond our own methodological relativism, to confront what we really believe about power, rationalities, and science." Rayna Rapp, Professor and Associate Chair, Anthropology Department, New York University

Contributions include:
"The Rings Around Jonathan's Eyes: HIV and AIDS medicine at the margins of administration" by Oliver Human
"True Believers or Modern Believers: HIV science and the work of the Dr Raath Foundation" by Christopher J.Colvin
"Testing Knowledge: legitimacy, healing and medicine in South Africa" by Susan Levine
"Biochemical and Traditional Knowledge in the Search for Healing in Namibia" by Diana Gibson nd Estelle Oosthuysen.

Susan Levine is a senior lecturer in the School of Gender and African Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town.
lKhaxas (E.) comp. & ed. WE MUST CHOOSE LIFE, writings by Namibian women on culture, violence, HIV and Aids
328 pp., illus., paperback, Windhoek, 2008. R250
A collection of stories and poems by Namibian women living with and affected by HIV and Aids. The Women's Leadership Centre held nine Women's Rights, Writing, Culture, and HIV and Aids workshops around Namibia and distributed pamphlets through women's organisations, other civil society organisations and school libraries inviting women to submit writing. The pieces published in this volume were selected from the more than five hundred pieces received.

"This book introduces us to the many different reasons why women and girls become infected with HIV, including the culture of silence surrounding sex and sexuality in Namibia. Our cultures do not allow women and girls, men and boys to talk openly about sex and sexuality matters. As parents, as teachers and as partners we have to learn to talk to each other about issues of sex and sexuality, and I am hoping that this book will help open up spaces for us to do that." Magreth Mensah-Williams, Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Namibia

Elizabeth lKhaxas is the director of vthe Women's Leadership Centre.
Long (C.) CONTRADICTING MATERNITY, HIV-positive motherhood in South Africa
231 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R220
Drawing on interviews with mothers who have been diagnosed HIV-positive, Carol Long provides a perspective of motherhood from the mother's point of view and explores the situation in which two identities, those of motherhood and of being HIV-positive, come together.

"'Contradicting Maternity' matters enormously to all the women for whom the mothers of this book speak. We, the readers, are almost certainly not these women; but, for all our sakes, we need to listen. If we do not, our 'cultural aneasthesia' will prevail: our knowledge of what Carol Long has heard as she asked and listened to the world's catastrophes and its people's trauma, will be without meaning. A meaningless knowledge diminishes us all." Juliet Mitchell, Cambridge University, author of Psychoanalysis and Feminism

Carol Long is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand and a practising clinical psychologist.
Matsoso (M.), Fryatt (R.) & Andrews (G.) eds. THE SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH REFORMS 2009-2014 , moving towards universal coverage
302pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R350
In 2008 three major reviews of the South African health system were separately commissioned by the Development Bank of Southern Africa, by the Lancet Journal, and by the Ministry of Health. The findings of these reviews, published in 2009, led to major new policy initiatives. The government laid out a Ten Point Plan for transforming the health sector. This book offers an account of what was achieved between 2009 and 2014, and what remains to be done.

Malebona Precious Matsoso is Director-General of South Africa's National Department of Health.
Robert John Fryatt is an international public health specialist. He worked as an adviser to the Ministry of Health from November 2009 until July 2013, and continues as part-time adviser.
Gail Andrews is currently senior technical adviser to the Director-General: National Department of Health.
McGregor (L.) KHABZELA, the life and times of a South African
240 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. R165
Foreword by Zackie Achmat.

A biography of Fana Khaba a.k.a. Khabzela. Born and raised in dire poverty in Soweto he managed to realise his dream of becoming a DJ, only to fall ill with AIDS. He died in 2004, aged 35.
McLaughlin (C.), Swartz (S.), Kiragu (S.), Walli (S.) & Mohamed (M.) OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW, consulting children about sex and AIDS education in Africa
140 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A study, comprising a sample of eight schools in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania, that examines the sources, contents and processes of children's community-based sexual knowledges and explores how these knowledges interact with AIDS education programmes in school.

"The bundle of evidence from the three countries on the gap between children's knowledge of sexuality and the lack of interaction with that knowledge within the school context is rich and convincing. The findings contribute to work in sexuality education that points at the necessity to understand youth's sexual knowledge." Dr Ariane DeLannoy, Children's Institute, University of Cape Town
278 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cambridge, 2011. R270
An anthropological approach to the AID pandemic in South Africa which demonstrates why AIDS interventions in the former homeland of Venda have failed, and possibly even been counterproductive by analysing the songs of female initation, AIDS education, and wandering minstrels.

"This is the best analysis I've read of how the performance arts play a role on the confounding terrain of AIDS prevention and care in the context of poverty. McNeill neither singles out song, dance, and theatre as the answer to the problem not dismisses them as ineffective. Through careful ethnography of performance events and lyrics, he demonstrates that the failures of HIV/AIDS intervention in Venda lie in the intersection of global conventions of peer education with the politics of traditionalism. This is a humanizing text that keeps a political framework active in every chapter. The author's immersion in the community (and dedicated 'hanging out') registers in his passing humor, nuanced local insights and incisive thinking." Louise Meintjes, Duke University

"This eloquent ethnography exposes the contours of everyday life in the age of AIDS. McNeill reveals, with uncommon sensitivity, how the pandemic pervades existence in the Venda region of post-apartheid South Africa, how it makes visible long-standing tensions and forces new conflicts between 'tradition' and technology, privation and promise, censorship and song. AIDS, he shows, is perversely productive: while it sharpens a crisis of reproduction in the countryside, it also opens up new domains of possibility, knowledge, and creativity. As such, it is both a sign and a vector of uncertain, postcolonial times." Jean Comaroff, University of Chicago

Fraser G.McNeill is a senoir lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Pretoria.
Mendel (G.) photo. A BROKEN LANDSCAPE, HIV & AIDS in Africa
207 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Johannesburg, (2001) 2002. R120
Gideon Mendel, a leading photojournalist, was born in Johannesburg in 1959. He moved to London in 1990 and has been documenting the AIDS pandemic in Africa since 1993. He won the Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography in 1996.

Mendel photographed and recorded personal testimonies from AIDS sufferers in Malwai, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Meyer (M.) & Struthers (H.) eds. (UN)COVERING MEN, rewriting masculinity and health in South Africa
211 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R230
Between 2009 and 2011 journalism fellows of the HIV & AIDS Media Project researched whether it is possible to write about men, masculinity and HIV in a new way. The result is this collection of articles, blogs and photo essays that focus on men's varied roles in the HIV epidemic.

Includes contributions by Willemien Brummer, Lungi Langa, Thabisile Dlamini, Pieter van Zyl, Mthetho Tshemese and Wilson Johwa.

"The journalism in this book rises above the norm, bringing us voices we do not easily hear, upsetting stereotypes and generalities. It challenges editors and reporters to think again about how they can and should cover such issues." Anton Harber
Mkhize (N.), Bennett (J.), Reddy (V.) & Moletsane (R.) THE COUNTRY WE WANT TO LIVE IN, hate crimes and homophobia in the lives of black lesbian South Africans
66 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R50
This book is based on a seminar held during the 2006 16 Days of Activism for no Violence againt Women and Children. It also provides an update of subsequent events and offers recommendations for research, policy and practice. It is not, however, a detailed analysis of the state of affairs concerning lesbians in South Africa.

"This text is long overdue. From 'The Rose has Thorns' campaign in 2003 to now, our communities have spoken out against the infestation of violent hate crimes that invade our lesbian and trans' lives. We are supposed to be protected from discrimination by our laws, but families continue to lose their beloved ones to callous murders, and 'curative rapes'. It is time that we, as citizens in our respective countries, call for an end to these atrocities." Zanele Muholi

"This groundbreaking text emphasises the reality of ongoing violence against black lesbians that has for too long remained hidden and ignored in a country praised for its progressive constitution and forward thinking on LGBT issues. Through an innovative partnership between academics, non-governmental organisations and activists, the text highlights the pain of experience through the voices of those most affected. Anyone who reads this text should be outraged and compelled to act." Vicei Tallis, Programme Manager, HIV and AIDS Programme, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
Moyle (D.) SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, the story of the AIDS Law Project
498pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
A history of the AIDS Law Project (ALP), a small NGO based in Johannesburg that, along with its allies in the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), used the law and collective action to fight for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. This history is told through the stories of ALP's clients and their cases. Founded in 1993, ALP transformed itself into a broader social justice programme, SECTION27, in 2010.

Foreword by Edwin Cameron.
332 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, New York, 2011. R900
"This volume advances a uniquely Africentric, sociocultural understanding of health maintenance and risk reduction in African cultural heritage populations. It unites a diverse group of leading African and Africanist scholars in an exploration of common cultural values in African heritage communities and their practical applications in contemporary counseling. The chapters highlight the prominent health issues faced in Africanist settings today and use real-world experiences to illustrate core lessons for effective community action." from the book

"'Counseling People of African Ancestry' is a wonderful addition to the psychological literature. In this book, Mpofu and colleagues highlight critical considerations in counseling African peoples. Section one, which addresses foundations, includes chapters on indigenous healing, the oral tradition, and the role of colonization and identity - important considerations in counseling individuals of African descent. Section two addresses both traditional (school, university, family, pastoral) and unique (refugees, vulnerable children, conflict zones) contexts, as does Section three (applications), which focuses on topics from trauma and disability to HIV/AIDS and career counseling. Based on the work of experts from a wide range of nationalities, this book is an essential reference for students and mental health professionals who are interested in Africans on the continent and in the diaspora." Frank C.Worrell, University of California, Berkeley

"'Counseling People of African Ancestry', edited by Dr. Elias Mpofu, is one of the most comprehensive and compelling books of this era. Omitted from most textbooks dealing with people from the African Diaspora is the inimitable connection that people across the diaspora share across family, social, political, and spiritual domains. The distinctive contributions of African and Africanist scholars in one collection make this book seminal, and it will be a benchmark for others to imitate." Keith B.Wilson, Pennsylvania State University

Many of the contributors are South Africans.

Elias Mpofu is Professor and Head of Discipline of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Mpongo (N.) et. al. WHISPER NOT, 15 Africans speak out on life and love beyond HIV
352 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
Fifteen Africans from diverse backgrounds write about living with and being affected by HIV.

Published by The Openly Positive Trust, an organisation founded in 2007 with the aim of helping to build a supportive, stigma-free environment for people living with HIV and AIDS.
Nattrass (N.) MORTAL COMBAT, AIDS denialism and the struggle for antiretrovirals in South Africa
257 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2007. R170
A history of AIDS policy in South Africa.

Nicoli Nattrass is Director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit and Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
Nattrass (N.) THE AIDS CONSPIRACY, science fights back
225 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R240
This book was published in the USA in 2012.

Nicoli Nattrass explores the social and political factors that prolong various AIDS conspiracy theories and AIDS denialism.

"A rigorous and illuminating investigation into the anatomy of AIDS conspiracies, this book ought to be read by anybody interested in the relationship between science and ordinary people." Jonny Steinberg, Oxford University, author of "Sizwe's Test: a young man's journey through Africa's AIDS epidemic"

"Nicoli Nattrass's book is long overdue. She provides a comprehensive definitive rebuttal to the genocide that AIDS denialism continues to propogate around the world. Nattrass succeeds in educating the public and arming them with truth based on proven science - not pseudoscience. Nattrass should be widely commended for her work." Robert C.Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Nicoli Nattrass is a professor at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town, and Director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit. She is also the author of "The Moral Economy of AIDS in South Africa".
224 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (2004) 2006. R140
Nicoli Nattrass presents a history of AIDS policy in South Africa and analyses the social and economic implications of the pandemic.

Nicoli Nattrass is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town.
Ndinga-Muvumba (A.) & Pharoah (R.) eds. HIV/AIDS AND SOCIETY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
265 pp., paperback, Pitermaritzburg, 2008. R190
Contributions include "From State Security to Human Security" by Nana Poku and Bjorg Sandkjaer,
"The Burdens of the Past" by Shula Marks,
"Human Rights in the Context of Human Security" by Edwin Cameron and Marlise Richter,
"The Treatment Action Campaign's Activism" by Dean Peacock, Thokozile Budaza and Alan Greig,
"The Development Agenda and HIV/AIDS" by Alan Whiteside, and
"The United Nations and the Securitisation of HIV/AIDS" by Pieter Fourie.

Nemavhandu (M.) THE TRUE ORIGIN OF HIV & AIDS, secret revealed
154 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R185
Mulalo Menavhanu offers his understanding of the origins of HIV/AIDS. Self published.

"Even though the evidence overwhelmingly suggests that the then Unites States government and World Health Organisation (WHO) collaborated on the creation and distribution of a killer virus (HIV/AIDS), it should be stated, on record, that this book is by no means implying that the current leadership of the U.S. government and that of the WHO are the masterminds of the global conspiracy. Nonetheless, the 'Secret Society' remains in existence and is so powerful that it controls the world - even those in power today know this very well. The 'Elite' hierarchy of organisations is still securely in place, and practically controls the economic and political affairs of every nation on earth." from pg. 116
239 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2013. R270
Isak Niehaus reconstructs the biography of Jimmy Mohale, one of his South African research assistants, who died in 2005 from an illness probably related to AIDS. Jimmy was convinced his illness was a result of his father's witchcraft and sought help from diviners and Christian healers rather than biochemical doctors.

Isak Niehaus lectures in the Department of Anthropology at Brunel University. He is the author of "Witchcraft, Power and Politics: exploring the occult in the South African lowveld" (2001) and "Magic! AIDS Review 2009" with Fraser G.McNeill.
408 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2008. R170
28 individual stories of people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, including Zackie Achmat and Nelson Mandela.

Journalist Stephanie Nolen has spent the last six years covering the story of the Aids pandemic in Africa, as well as reporting on the wars in Uganda and Sudan and the peace process in Sierra Leone. Her coverage of these stories for Canada's "Globe" and "Mail" newspaper won the National Paper Award for International Reporting in 2003 and 2004 and the Amnesty International Awards for Human Rights Reporting in 2003, 2004 and 2006. A Canadian citizen, she currently lives in Johannesburg.
Okorafor (O.A.) PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SPENDING, striving for equity under fiscal federalism
180 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R202
Okore Apia Okorafor "highlights key factors that can help to achieve equity in the allocation of primary healthcare resources within fiscal federal systems and decentralised health systems in general" and "explores a wide range of ways of spending found in fiscal federal systems around the world and how they impact on the equitable distribution of healthcare resources". from the back cover

Okore Apia Okorafor is a health economist currently working in the private medical industry in South Africa.
Oppenheimer (G.M.) & Bayer (R.) SHATTERED DREAMS?, an oral history of the South African AIDS epidemic
266 pp., hardback, d.w., New York, 2007. R280
The story of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa, based on interviews with physicians and nurses working in hospitals and clinics across the country.

Gerald Oppenheimer is a Professor at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Ronald Bayer is Professor and CoDirector of the Centre for the History and Ethics of Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
Page (J.) et. al. WORKING WITH HIV/AIDS,
126 pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, 2006. R124
Discusses what HIV/AIDS is, how it is spread, what can be done to avoid becoming HIV positive and how to live positively if infected. All these issues are discussed in the context of the workplace.
Palitza (K.), Ridgard (N.), Struthers (H.) & Harber (A.) eds. WHAT IS LEFT UNSAID, reporting the South African HIV epidemic
358 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R195
A collection of articles and transcripts on the South African AIDS epidemic produced by journalism fellows, staff and research associates of the HIV/AIDS and the Media Project, an initiative spearheaded by Professor Anton Harber of Wits Journalism and Helen Struthers of Anova Health Institute.

"A useful collection of articles and transcripts that document some of the seminal events and discussions during the troubled period of the South African government's AIDS denialist response to the epidemic." Nathan Geffen, author of "Debunking Delusions"

Contributions include:
"What is Left Unsaid: HIV and tabloids in South Africa" by Kylie Thomas.
"Ethical Journalism in a Time of Aids" by Franz Krüger,
"Shaping the Conflict: factors influencing the coverage of conflict around HIV policy in the South African press" by Alan Finlay,
"'Sometimes I feel like sleeping without waking up or just disappearing': participants of a prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme speak about their experiences" by Charis Labuschagne,
"'Zama needs to take out the burden and tell': secrecy and disclosure in the lives of young children living with HIV in South Africa" by Glynis Clacherty,
"Discrimination Rampant At All Levels of Paediatric HIV Treatment" by Christina Stucky,
"Sex,'Soaps' and HIV: multiple and concurrent partnerships in South African soap operas" by Natalie Ridgard,
"'If you love them, let them know': stories from a men's HIV support group" by Phiippa Garson,
"Traditional HIV medicines: 'We need basic evidence" by Zanele Buthelezi.
Parsons (R.) ONE DAY THIS WILL ALL BE OVER, growing up with HIV in an eastern Zimbabwean town
196 pp., paperback, Harare, 2012. R285
Child psychotherapist Ross Parsons has been working with HIV-positive children in Mutare, Zimbabwe, since 2005. In this account of his experiences he blends anthropological and psychotherapeutic approaches to the study of children.

"I have rarely encountered a piece of ethnographic writing with the exquisite sensitivity and emotional power of "One day this will all be over". Few have matched the expressive power of Parsons' text or the sheer beauty of his prose." Sara Berry, Professor of Economic and Social History, John Hopkins University
226 pp., paperback, Boulder & London, 2006. R180
Focusing on the politics of how states respond to AIDS, Amy Patterson examines why some African states commit more effectively than others to the fight against the epidemic.

Patterson is associate professor of political science at Calvin College.
Phillips (H.) PLAGUE, POX AND PANDEMICS, a Jacana pocket history of epidemics in South Africa
168 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R100
A first brief history of epidemics in South Africa, focusing on the origins, course and consequences of five epidemics that occurred between the 1700s and today: smallpox, bubonic plague, Spanish flu, polio and HIV/AIDS.

Howard Phillips is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town.
292 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R185
The autobiography of William Pick, who grew up in Elsies River, a coloured suburb of Cape Town. He is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. William Pick holds honorary professorships at the universities of Cape Town and the Western Cape and was a Fellow in International Health at Harvard University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He was also Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation, and is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.
Pisani (E.) THE WISDOM OF WHORES, bureaucrats, brothels, and the business of AIDS
372 pp., map, paperback,, Reprint, London, 2008 (2009). R160
Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani has worked in the fields of HIV prevention since 1995 for the World Bank, UNAIDS, the World Health Organisation and other international institutions. Most of the research on which this book is based was done in Asia, particularly Indonesia.

"A fascinating and revelatory account of a world in which AIDS has become a fashionable cause to which the West now pledges billions of dollars - money that has introduced corruption and greed into an already complex equation" Stephanie Merritt, Observer

"This book will make her many enemies among the 'Aids mafia', but it cuts through much of the cant that surrounds the subject." David Sinclair, Tribune
Prince (B.) et. al. (eds.) EXPLORING THE CHALLENGES OF HIV/AIDS, seminar proceedings
67 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R90
The presentations and discussions delivered with partners by the SAHARA Network of the HSRC at the two satellite sessions of the 16th International AIDS Conference, Toronto, 2006.

Includes "The complexity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and the need for creative responses" by Dr Zola Skweyiya,
"Unfolding continental developments in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa" by Professor Eric Buch, and
"'Missing the women: exploring key challenges in policy responses to HIV/AIDS" by Dr Olive Shisana and Julia Louw.

Reddy (V.), Sandfort (T.) & Rispel (L.) eds. FROM SOCIAL SILENCE TO SOCIAL SCIENCE, same-sex sexuality, HIV & AIDS and gender in South Africa, conference proceedings
252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R190
This publication grew out of the conference, "Gender, Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV/AIDS", held in Pretoria in May 2007 and jointly convened by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioural Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.

Contributions include "Researching Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV Prevention" by Peter Aggleton,
"Sexuality Research in South Africa: the policy context" by Robert Sember,
"Gender, Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: practical research challenges and solutions" by Pierre Brouard,
"From Social Silence to Social Science: HIV research among township men who have sex with men in South Africa" by Tim Lane,
"Sexing Women: young black lesbians' reflections on sex and responses to safe(r) sex" by Zethu Matebeni,
"A Bird's-Eye View of HIV and Gay and Lesbian Issues in Zimbabwe" by Samuel Matsikure,
"Mobilising Gay and Lesbian Organisations to Respond to the Political Challenges of the South African HIV epidemic" by Nathan Geffen, Zethu Cakata, Renay Pillay and Paymon Ebrahimzadeh, and
"Lessons Learned from Current South African HIV/AIDS Research Among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Populations" by Dawie Nel.
Richardson (N.) ed. BROKEN BODIES AND HEALING COMMUNITIES, the challenge of HIV and AIDS in the South African context
208 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R110
This book grew out of a research project conducted by the School of Religion and Theology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo. The research focused on "the social impact of HIV and AIDS, the means of coping with that impact developed by communities, and the part played by the churches in response to the impact", and centered on the township of Mpophomeni in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The project culminated in an international conference held in Natal in 2005. The chapters of this book are based on the material presented at this conference.

Contributions include "Shielding Girls at Risk of AIDS by Weaving Zulu and Christian Ritual Heritage" by Jone Salomonsen,
"Male and Female Bodies in the Teaching of Isaiah Shembe: possible implications for HIV and AIDS" by Gerald West,
"What Goes In and What Comes Out: reading Mark 7 and Zulu Culture in the context of communal healing" by Jonathan Draper, and
"The Ministry of Presence in Response to Shame and Judgement: learning to be caregivers to people living with HIV and AIDS" by Edwina Ward.
Rödlach (A.) WITCHES, WESTERNERS AND HIV, AIDS & cultures of blame in Africa
247 pp., illus., paperback, Walnut Creek, 2006. R390
Investigates and compares beliefs about witchcraft and conspiracies surrounding HIV/AIDS in Africa and their importance for HIV/AIDS advocacy and public health programmes.

Anthropologist and Catholic priest Alexander Rödlach works in the editorial department of the journal, Anthropos, at the Anthropos Institute, St. Augustine, Florida.
Ruiters (G.) & van Niekerk (R.) eds. UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, policy contestation in health system reform in South Africa and Zimbabwe
223 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R
A collection of essays that examine the scope for health care reform in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Contributions include:
"The Historical Roots of a National Health System in South Africa" by Robert van Niekerk
"Public and Private Health Care in Southern Africa" by Greg Ruiters
"The Growth of Private Health Care in Zimbabwe up to 2008" by Elijah Munyuki and Shorai Jasi
"The Political Economy of the Health Industry and the Private Health Funding Crisis" and "Proposals and Prospects for National Health Insurance in South Africa" by Di McIntyre
"Towards Universal Health Coverage in Southern Africa" by Greg Ruiters, Di McIntyre, Rene Loewenson and Robert van Niekerk.

Greg Ruiters is Professor of Governance and Public Policy at the University of the Western Cape, and Co-Director of the Municipal Services Project.
Robert van Niekerk is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University.
Rupiya (M.) ed. THE ENEMY WITHIN, southern African militaries' quarter-century battle with HIV and AIDS
218 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2006. R100
This book is the product of a research initiative by the Institute for Security Studies - thorugh its MilAIDS Project - to document the efforts of the armed forces in Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe to counter the impact of HIV and AIDS in their ranks over the past 25 years.

153pp., 4to., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
This report on HIV and AIDS addresses the priorities of the South African government's National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB (NSP), and covers "the epidemiology of HIV from both social and biomedical points of view and provides statistical data on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence and antiretroviral treatment exposure, as well as socio-behavioural and structural aspects that contribute to the spread of HIV infections in the population." from the foreword by Derek Hanekom, Minister of Science and Technology (2012-21014)
75 pp., 4to., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R160
This report presents research findings from a population-based household survey on the health of South African children 0-18 years of age conducted in 2008 by a consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council. The report includes morbidity, utilisation of health facilities, immunisation coverage, HIV status and associated risk factors, as well as the exposure of children and adolescents to HIV communication programmes. It also presents data on male circumcision and the acceptability of the practice.
Simbayi (L.) et al THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARANG MEN'S PROJECT, HIV bio-behavioural surveys conducted among men who have sex with men in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg using respondent driven sampling
73pp., 4to., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R120
The survey conducted by the Maranga Men's Project found a high HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in each of the study cities and this report makes specific recommendations to the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), the national and provincial Departments of Health (DoHs), and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations to both implement and advocate for improved programmes for MSM.
Smith (C.), Lobban (G.) and O'Loughlin (M.) eds. PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA, contexts, theories and applications
292 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R350
A collection of essays that describe how psychoanalytically oriented or psychodynamic psychotherapy can be practiced as a short-term endeavour and applied to contemporary issues facing South Africa.

"'Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in South Africa' will touch its readers and challenge them to think and feel beneath the surface of South African life. It is a must-read for anyone concerned with individual and social change in the South African context." Carol Long, Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist, University of the Witwatersrand

"In a world struggling to face and embrace the otherness that marks our common humanity, South African experience invites us to recognize and come to grips with trauma and with the universal struggle for recognition and meaning so essential to healthy living." Marilyn Charles, Training Analyst, Michigan Psychoanalytic Council and Chicago Centre for Psychoanalysis

Caro Smith is Adjunct Professor in the Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.
Glenys Lobban an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme, City University of New York.
Michael O'Loughlin is Professor at the Adelphi University, New York. He is on the faculty of the Demer Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and in the School of Education.
Steinberg (J.) THREE-LETTER PLAGUE, a young man's journey through a great epidemic
342 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg., (2008) 2010. R170
Jonny Steinbeg's investigation into why HIV-positive people who live close to well-administered antiretroviral treatment choose to stay at home and die. He explores the relationship between "Sizwe Magadla", a successful 29 year old trader who fears he has AIDS but refuses to be tested, and Hermann Reuter, a doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières who establishes an antiretroviral treatment programme in "Sizwe's" village in rural Transkei.

Washington Post Book of the Year, South African Sunday Times Book of the Year 2008, and winner of the Recht Malan Prize 2009.

"If you want to know why AIDS is devastating southern Africa, you have to read this book. It is a brilliant exploration of the secret, intimate decisions that turn an epidemic into a catastrophe." Robert Guest, former Africa editor for The Economist

Jonny Steinberg has won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for literary non-fiction twice for his books, "Midlands" (2002) and "The Number" (2004). "In a Different Time" was shortlisted for the 2009 Alan Paton Award.
Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (comp.) VOLKSGENEESKUNS IN SUID-AFRIKA, 'n kultuurhistoriese oorsig, benewens 'n uitgebreide versameling Boererate
640 pp., hardback, Pretoria, 2010. R275
A collection of 8705 traditional Afrikaner home remedies.

Text in Afrikaans.
Terry (P.E) BREAKING STONE SILENCE, giving voice to AIDS prevention in Africa
282 pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2006. R195
Discusses AIDS prevention in Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe, and looks at the difficulties of changing behaviour and of putting knowledge into action in situations where political strife and cultural forces like racism and sexism seriously hamper efforts.

Paul Terry is the President and C.E.O of the Park Nicollet Institute in Minnesota and co-founder of Shape Zimbabwe, an NGO committed to HIV prevention in Africa.
Thomas (K.) IMPOSSIBLE MOURNING, HIV/AIDS and visuality after apartheid
168 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R320
Kylie Thomas "explores the significance of the disavowal of AIDS death in relation to violence, death, and mourning under apartheid [and] engages with multiple forms of visual representation that work variously to compound, undo, and complicate the politics of loss. Drawing on work the author did in art and narrative support groups while working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town, this book also includes analyses of the work of South African visual artists and photographers Jane Alexander, Gille de Vlieg, Jillian Edelstein, Pieter Hugo, Ezrom Legae, Gideon Mendel, Zanele Muholi, Sam Nhlengethwa." from the back cover

Kylie Thomas is a lecturer in the English Department at Stellenbosch University.
Thornton (R.J.) UNIMAGINED COMMUNITY, sex, networks, and AIDS in Uganda and South Africa
282 pp., illus., paperback, Berkeley, 2008. R295
An anthropological approach to the AIDS pandemic in Africa which explores why HIV prevalence fell during the 1960s in Uganda despite that country's having one of Africa's highest fertility rates, while during the same period HIV prevalence rose in South Africa, the country with Africa's lowest fertility rate.

"Thornton's audacious ambition is to reveal the collective causes of intimate personal behaviour; he takes as the critical zone of his investigation the hidden network linking sexual partners to society at large. Unimagined Communities succeeds as a compellingly original study of AIDS and as a work of deep anthropology. This book is a tour de force, reflected in the consistently high quality of the writing, which never flags." Keith Hart

Robert J.Thornton is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Witwatersrand.
Treatment Action Campaign FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES, the history of the Treatment Action Campaign, 1998-2010
120 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R186
A history of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), an NGO founded in 1998 to ensure that people living with HIV got access to treatment, especially antiretroviral medicines. Includes interviews with people, mostly women, whose lives have been saved by TAC.

"But what really got me involved directly was observing TAC volunteers at their workshops. So many organisations speak on behalf of other people 'less fortunate than themselves'. TAC was made up of those most affected - mostly women, young, impressive, well organised, challenging and extremely well informed. I was and remain inspired." Ann Grant, former British High Commissioner to South Africa
van Niekerk (A.A.) & Kopelman (L.M.) eds. ETHICS AND AIDS IN AFRICA, the challenge to our thinking
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R190
Foreword by Edwin Cameron, author of "Witness to Aids" (2005).

Reviews the ethical implications of the Aids pandemic in Africa.

Contributions include "AIDS in Africa: facts, figures and the extent of the problem" by Alan Whiteside,
"Through a glass, darkly: data and uncertainty in the AIDS debate" by Alan Whiteside, Tony Barnett, Gavin George & Anton van Niekerk,
"Rolling Out Antiretroviral Treatment in South Africa: economic and ethical challenges" by Nicoli Nattrass,
"HIV vaccine trial participation in South Africa: an ethical assessment" by Keymanthri Moodley, and much more.
Viljoen (F.) & Precious (S.) eds. HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER THREAT, four perspectives on HIV, AIDS and the law in southern Africa
195 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2007. R220
In 2006 the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria began a research project on issues related to HIV, AIDS, law and human rights. Four researchers, hosted by four different research institutions in southern Africa, were selected to prepare research papers, which are published here:
"Pandora's Box: the crimilisation of HIV transmission or exposure in SADC countries" by Patrick M.Eba,
"Routine HIV Testing of Individuals Attending Public Health Facilities: are SADC countries ready?" by Nyasha C.Chingore,
"The Human Rights and Public Health Implications of Restricting Prisoners' Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment in SADC Countries" by Babafemi Odunsi, and
"The Realsiation of Access to HIV and AIDS-related Medicines in Southern African Countries: possibilities and actual realisation of international law obligations" by Dorothy Mushayavanhu.
Walker (L.), Reid (G.) & Cornell (M.) WAITING TO HAPPEN, HIV/AIDS in South Africa - the bigger picture
143 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, etc, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Edwin Cameron.

Examines the social, cultural and historical aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The book draws on papers presented at the AIDS in Context conference convened by the History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2001.

Liz Walker and Graeme Reid are researchers in the Culture of Sexuality and Power programme at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).
Wells (K.), MacDowell (M.), Dewhurst (C.K.), Dewhurst (M.) eds. SIYAZAMA, art, AIDS and education in South Africa
174 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2012. R225
The Siyazama Project enables rural traditional craftswomen from KwaZulu-Natal to express their concerns about AIDS and all its complexities through beaded cloth dolls and beadwork. This volume grew out of a collaborative project of the Durban University of Technology and Michigan State University Museum to bring to wider audiences, via exhibitions and publications, the lessons learnt through the project. It includes biographical profiles of key artists involved in the project, and essays which chronicle the development of the project and analyse impacts the project has had on participants and their communities as well as on institutions engaged in the project and on other communities around the world.

Siyazama, a Zulu expression, means "we are trying".
Whiteside (A.) HIV/ AIDS, a very short introduction
147 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford, 2008. R95
Explores the unfolding catastophe of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, explains the science, and focuses on the profound impact of the disease on the lives of people and communities in South Africa and around the world.

Alan Whiteside is Professor of Health Economics and HIV/AIDS, and Director of the Research Division, University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2003 he was appointed by Kofi Annan to the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa, and has been an elected member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society since 2000.