Challenging the idea that Africans are collectivists first and people second, this lyrical and philosophical book focuses on the human experiences of HIV/AIDS in lieu of focusing on the need for information about the disease. Providing new perspectives, this account invites readers to engage with African people and advocates recognition and hope on their behalf. As it invokes an existential approach to HIV/AIDS, this inspirational volume will interest academics in a variety of fields, including philosophy, sociology, and communication studies not to mention African studies and public health.
Colin Tinei Chasi, D.Litt et Phil, is a senior Lecturer at the Dept of Communication and Media Studies, School of Communication, University of Johannesburg.
Speaking of living and dying. Silence. Burning need to voice recognition. Questions of communication. Shipwrecked. The path of courage. Hard words of love. Why die from AIDS?. Trust. To make this writer human. Bibliography. Endnotes.