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Our Kind Of People: A Continent’s Challenge, A Country’s Hope
by Uzodinma Iweala

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    List Price: $24.99
    Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780061284908
    Imprint: Harper
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corporation
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    Book Description:
    In 2005, Uzodinma Iweala stunned readers and critics alike with Beasts of No Nation, his debut novel about child soldiers in West Africa. Now his return to his native continent has produced Our Kind of People, a nonfiction account of the AIDS crisis that is every bit as startling and original.Iweala embarks on a remarkable journey in his native Nigeria, meeting individuals and communities that are struggling daily to understand both the impact and meaning of the disease. He speaks with people from all walks of life—the ill and the healthy, doctors, nurses, truck drivers, sex workers, shopkeepers, students, parents, and children. Their testimonies are by turns uplifting, alarming, humorous, and surprising, and always unflinchingly candid.Beautifully written and heartbreakingly honest, Our Kind of People goes behind the headlines of an unprecedented epidemic to show the real lives it affects, illuminating the scope of the crisis and a continent’s valiant struggle.

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