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This is one of those books you will not want to "put down." It tells how 11-year old Nkosi Johnson and his unofficially adoptive mother Gail struggle in the fight against AIDS, both within himself and across South Africa. Because of Gail's determination to help the poor victims of HIV/AIDS, she was able to open Nkosi's Haven, originally a single shelter for HIV-positive women and children that continues expanding and accommodating more each day. This book really opened my eyes about the extreme impact of AIDS on South Africa and other sub-Saharan countries and how education and acceptance goes a long way. The epidemic would be worse still in South Africa if Nkosi and Gail had not done more than their share in making others aware.
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I looked for this book after hearing an interview with the author on radio. The interview introduced the wonderful child this book is supposed to be about. He is in there if you can listen long enough for his part to emerge. I appreciate the author's insight into the AIDS epidemic but I wanted to hear the child’s story and insights particularly. An abridged work might be less tedious. The narrator is excellent.
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