A Continent’s Challenge, a Country’s Hope

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Novelist Uzodinma Iweala discusses his non-fiction account of the AIDS crisis in Africa, Our Kind of People: A Continent’s Challenge, a Country’s Hope. It tells the stories of the extraordinary people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria—the sick and the healthy, doctors, nurses, truck drivers, sex workers, shopkeepers, students, parents, and children. The book introduces readers to individuals and communities that are struggling daily to understand both the impact and meaning of HIV/AIDS.


Uzodinma Iweala

Comments [3]

ylime from New York

um, yes, ummm very good talk, ummm?, and in general, um, it's...... um, quite telling, umm, nice talking to you. Ummmm goodbye now.

Jul. 17 2012 02:00 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Does the title of Mr. Iweala's book refer to the idea that people would rather think that "our kind of people" don't get AIDS? I'm glad he goes into the diversity within Africa, & within its individual countries--how many different "kinds of people" are affected.

Jul. 17 2012 01:54 PM

Why does every young-ish person interviewed on NPR begin every answer with the word "So,"? Seems to be almost a sort of fashion. No big deal, just a an observation – and it's getting a little old to me.

Jul. 17 2012 01:53 PM

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