Children of AIDS: Africa's Orphan CrisisBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7331.245 (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:245
- Susan King, associate professor, division of infectious diseases
- Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Pluto Press, £20, pp 192
ISBN 0 7453 1769 3
Children of AIDS: Africa's Orphan Crisis is a collection of stories about children in South Africa, Zambia, and Uganda, whose parents have died from AIDS. Set within different cultural contexts, the stories introduce the reader to the diversity and complexity of life across Africa. They are deeply troubling and moving. They also show the remarkable resilience and hope of the children.
The AIDS epidemic is ravaging sub-Saharan Africa and the …