Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Sizwe's Test: A Young Man's Journey Through Africa's AIDS Epidemic [Hardcover]

Jonny Steinberg
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback 10.84  

Book Description

12 Feb 2008
At the age of twenty-nine, Sizwe Magadla is among the most handsome, well-educated, and richest of the men in his poverty-stricken village. Dr. Hermann Reuter, a son of old South West African stock, wants to show the world that if you provide decent treatment, people will come and get it, no matter their circumstances. Sizwe and Hermann live at the epicenter of the greatest plague of our times, the African AIDS epidemic. In South Africa alone, nearly 6 million people in a population of 46 million are HIV-positive. Already, Sizwe has watched several neighbors grow ill and die, yet he himself has pushed AIDS to the margins of his life and associates it obliquely with other people's envy, with comeuppance, and with misfortune. When Hermann Reuter establishes an antiretroviral treatment program in Sizwe's district and Sizwe discovers that close family members have the virus, the antagonism between these two figures from very different worlds - one afraid that people will turn their backs on medical care, the other fearful of the advent of a world in which respect for traditional ways has been lost and privacy has been obliterated - mirrors a continent-wide battle against an epidemic that has corrupted souls as much as bodies. A heartbreaking tale of shame and pride, sex and death, and a continent's battle with its demons, Steinberg's searing account is a tour-de-force of literary journalism.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed


Product details

  • Hardcover: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (12 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416552693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416552697
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,543,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Jonny Steinberg was born and bred in South Africa. His previous two books, Midlands (2002) and The Number (2004) both won South Africa's premier nonfiction literary award, the Sunday Times Alan Paton Prize. Steinberg was educated at Wits University in Johannesburg, and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has worked as a journalist at a national daily, written scripts for television drama, and has been a consultant to the South African government on criminal justice policy. He is currently writing a book about immigrants in New York. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring, sensitive and brilliant book 4 Nov 2008
Format:Hardcover
You dont have to have an interest in HIV, South Africa or even health care to get a lot out of this book. If you do, its a must read. But even if you dont, its a most beautifully crafted book about a community, about change and about people coming to terms with so much.....
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizwe's Test 16 Feb 2008
Format:Hardcover
One of the best books on South Africa's AIDS crisis. Well worth a read for anybody interested in Africa, South Africa or AIDS policy.

This is Steinberg at his best. Highly recommended!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Never received book 7 Aug 2010
Format:Hardcover
Book was never received!! But I bought an electronic version and read it. Great book!! Highly recommend!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 11 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
Jonny Steinberg again looks at major social issues through the prism of an individual's experience. Beautifully written, easy to read and full of insights into AIDS in Africa.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One sided viewpoint, AIDS pills promoter? 25 Jun 2009
Format:Hardcover
Those who have seen his article in the current issue of New Scientist, "AIDS denial: A lethal delusion", will wonder if Jonny Steinberg has been hired to promote the toxic and useless AIDS "medication" in South Africa.
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback