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The culture of AIDS in Africa : hope and healing in music and the arts

Author: Gregory F Barz; Judah M Cohen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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This title enters into the many worlds of expression brought forth across Africa by the ravaging presence of HIV/AIDS. Africans and non-Africans, physicians and social scientists, journalists and documentarians share here a common and essential interest in understanding creative expression in crushing and uncertain times. Chapters investigate and engage the social networks, power relationships, and cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Culture of AIDS in Africa.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010053152
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory F Barz; Judah M Cohen
ISBN: 9780199781362 0199781362
OCLC Number: 757379693
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 500 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : The culture of AIDS : hope and healing through the arts in Africa / Gregory Barz and Judah M. Cohen --
Interlude : Singing for life : songs of hope, healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda / Gregory Barz --
Born in Africa (1990) : documentary transcript / John Zaritsky --
Tears run dry : coping with AIDS through music in Zimbabwe / Ric Alviso --
Singing in the shadow of death : African musicians respond to a pandemic with songs of sorrow, resistance, advocacy, and hope / Jonah Eller-Isaacs --
Music, HIV/AIDS, and social change in Nairobi, Kenya / Kathleen J. Van Buren --
Interlude : Nyimbo za EDZI = Songs about AIDS / E. Jackson Allison, Jr. --
Using music to combat AIDS and other public health issues in Malawi / E. Jackson Allison, Jr., Lawrence H. Brown III, Susan E. Wilson --
Visual approaches to HIV literacy in South Africa / Annabelle Wienand --
Ngoma dialogue circles (Ngoma-DiCe) : combating HIV/AIDS using local cultural performance in Kenya / Mjomba Majalia --
Interlude : To sing of AIDS in Uganda / Judah M. Cohen --
HIV/AIDS poster campaigns in Malawi / Eckhard Breitinger --
Contemporary uses of the musical arts in Botswana's HIV/AIDS health education initiatives : the case of the radio serial drama Makgabaneng / Abimbola Cole --
"We are the loudmouthed HIV-positive people" : "Siyayinqoba/Beat it!" on South African television / Rebecca Hodes --
"C'est le wake up! Africa" : two case studies of HIV/AIDS edutainment campaigns in Francophone Africa / Daniel B. Reed --
Singing songs of AIDS in Venda, South Africa : performance, pollution, and ethnomusicology in a neo-liberal setting / Fraser G. McNeill and Deborah James --
Interlude : "Let's get together" / Namirembe Post-Test Club/TASO Mbarara Drama Group --
Aesthetics and activism : Gideon Mendel and the politics of photographing the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa / Michael Godby --
A lady who is an akadongo player : singing traditionally to overturn traditional authority / Rebekah Emanuel --
"What shall we do?" : Oliver Mtukudzi's songs about HIV/AIDS / Jennifer W. Kyker --
Swahili AIDS plays : a challenge to the Aristotelian theory on tragedy / Aldin K. Mutembei --
Confronting AIDS through popular music cultures in Kenya : a study of Princess Jully's "Dunia mbaya," Jack Nyadundo's "Ukimwi," and Oduor Odhialo's "Nyakomollo" / Mellitus N. Wanyama and Joseph B. Okong'o --
Interlude : Grassroots organizing and celebrity campaigns : the arts and AIDS activism in Morocco / Jeffrey Callen --
Siphithemba = We give hope : song and resilience in a South African Zulu HIV/AIDS struggle / Austin Chinagorom Okigbo --
Young and wise in Accra, Ghana : a musical response to AIDS / Angela Scharfenberger --
Singing as social order : the expressive economy of HIV/AIDS in Mbarara, Uganda / Judah M. Cohen --
"I'm a rich man, how can I die?" : circus performance as a means of HIV/AIDS education in Ethiopia / Leah Niederstadt --
Interlude : interview with VOLSET Youth Drama Group --
Kwaito and the culture of AIDS in South Africa / Gavin Steingo --
Positive disturbance : Tafash, Twig, HIV/AIDS, and hip hop in Uganda / Gregory Barz and Gerald C. Liu --
"Edzi ndi dolo" = "AIDS is mighty" : singing HIV/AIDS in Malawi, 1980-2008 / John Chipembere Lwanda --
Representing HIV/AIDS in Africa : pluralist photography and local empowerment / Roland Bleiker and Amy Kay --
Postlude : A tam-tam for Africa : In memoriam : Mamadou Konté (1945-2007) / Patricia Tang.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory Barz and Judah M. Cohen.


The Culture of AIDS in Africa presents 30 chapters offering a multifaceted, nuanced, and deeply affective portrait of the relationship between HIV/AIDS and the arts in Africa, including source  Read more...


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...must reading for anyone involved in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, a book destined to become both popular and a classic text... Within its pages are precious stories of resilience, courage, Read more...

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