AIDS: Stories from a Continent

Africa is the continent hardest-hit by AIDS. I thought I’d share a special feature the Globe and Mail’s Stephanie Nolen wrote in advance of her book 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa. Instead of dealing with the pandemic in abstract, it’s brought to us through the stories of individuals touched by AIDS.

The feature was published in Saturday’s Globe and Mail and I’m slowly working my way through it. The web version includes the articles and multimedia – interview clips, videos and visualizations.


  1. Laura - April 24, 2007 @ 18:40

    I believe she is on The Hour tonight, if you want to check it out.

  2. Allen George - April 24, 2007 @ 18:43

    Thanks for the heads-up.


    • I don’t usually watch TV (though I’d make an exception in this case
    • By the time I get home the TV is monopolized by my housemate, who watches sports until he hits the sack

    Maybe I’ll catch a rerun?

  3. Laura - April 24, 2007 @ 22:33

    TV is not really my thing… but a friend of mine is a producer for the show & I try to catch it online sometimes. Check out the website tomorrow & it should be posted there for your enjoyment pleasure.

  4. The_Voice - April 25, 2007 @ 09:30

    Try checking iTunes for “The Hour” podcast… it’s a video one that often consists of just the 5 or so minute interview with people… you could probably find it on the hour website at CBC too.

  5. Allen George - April 25, 2007 @ 18:40

    Thanks for the tips guys. I took Laura’s advice and caught the 11min interview today. There wasn’t much about the book except for a few scattered references. I wouldn’t rate it a “must-see”.

    Incidentally, Rogers delivered an atrocious streaming video experience. I was hitting “Buffering” every 20 seconds…

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