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28: Stories of AIDS in Africa is a 2007 non-fiction book by Canadian author Stephanie Nolen, Africa correspondent for The Globe and Mail.

28: Stories of AIDS in Africa
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AuthorStephanie Nolen
Published1 May 2007

The book profiles 28 Africans who have HIV/AIDS, or have otherwise been affected by it. The number 28 was chosen to reflect the 28 million Africans who had HIV in 2007, according to UNAIDS. Nolen spent six years traveling through Africa to gather the stories. The stories range from orphans, a truck driver, a miner, and a grandmother raising her grandchildren alone in poverty, to college educated patients, military members, clergy, and even Nelson Mandela, whose son Makgatho died of AIDS.

Stephen Lewis described the book as "the best book ever written about AIDS, certainly the best I've ever read".[1]


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  1. ^ Stephen Lewis Foundation We're Reading (Archived from the original on April 15, 2008)

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