Historians and interdisciplinary social scientists faced with the task of explaining the HIV/AIDS epidemic to their students can only be grateful to one of the most distinguished Africanist historians, John Iliffe, for his 'introduction' to the history of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Should be on the reading list of every university course that explores the complexity of health crises. For the greater readership, the book is a careful, thoughtful and respectful introduction to this complex epidemic. MEDICAL HISTORY An appropriate resource for patrons interested in researching the evolution of AIDS in Africa, this scholarly book is recommended for academic libraries. - Rebecca Raszewski in LIBRARY JOURNAL Offers an accessible account of a vastly complicated and emotional issue, filling a gap in the literature by providing historical context to the emergence of and response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. - Alison Jenkins in AFRICAN AFFAIRS A valuable contribution that reminds us how much we have learned about HIV and AIDS from this uniquely captivating troubled continent. - Kevin M. De Cock in NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE An excellent, well-informed and readable book. INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW An excellent synthesis of the history of this epidemic. IP-GLOBAL
An excellent, well-informed and readable book.