Browsing Category HIV/AIDS & Health

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.
Cameron (E.) JUSTICE, a personal account
347 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R310
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.
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
Golomski (C.) FUNERAL CULTURE, AIDS, work and cultural change in an African kingdom
215pp., illus., map, paperback, Bloomington, 2018. R540
"Funeral Culture is an intimately observed portrait of changing burial rites in a country struggling under the burden of HIV. Golomski at once plunges into the rhythms of everyday life in Swaziland and gestures out toward broader questions about the work of kinship and death. Brimming with colorful characters and rich descriptions, written in welcoming and accessible prose: this is ethnography at its best. A marvelous accomplishment." Jason Hickel, author of Democracy and Death: the moral order of anti-liberal politics in South Africa

Casey Golomski is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire.
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.
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
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.
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.
412pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R300
Contributions include:
"Syndemics, Food Security, Health, and Local Environments: chronic undernutrition in Zimbabwe" by Bill Kinsey
"Cholera in Africa in the 21st Century: questions of justice and human rights" by Sunanda Ray, Farai Madzimbamuto and Davids Sanders
"Care, Context, and Chronic Illness: lessons from HIV-positive adolescents and their families in South Africa's Eastern Cape" by Beth Vale
"Knowledge, Power and the Role of Frontline Health Workers for South Africa's Epidemic Preparedness" by Miriam Di Paola and Beth Vale
"Preparedness for Epidemics in South Africa: the health system and proposals for National Health Insurance" by Alex van den Heever.

Zamanzima Mazibuko is the Senior Researcher in the Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement Faculty at The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) in Johannesburg.
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
Mkenke (A.) BLEEDING YET BLOODLESS, a memoir
88pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R220
Ayabulela Mkenke was 18 years old when he left Elliotdale, a rural area in the Eastern Cape, for Johannesburg, hoping to become a successful gospel singer. Later, in Cape Town, he was raped by a fellow congregant in his church and contracted HIV.

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.

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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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) 201p. R195
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.
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.
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.