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The African AIDS Epidemic: A History Hardcover – February 15, 2005

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Editorial Reviews


“Iliffe...has written a splendid social history that is both comprehensive and authoritative; it should be widely read.”—Foreign Affairs

“This book is highly recommended for courses in history, health policy, and public health.”—Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

“This is an excellent book and demonstrates the amazing abilities of the author as a historian to incorporate medical, epidemiological, social, and economical information into a ‘holistic’ framework to discuss the evolution and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”—Canadian Studies in Population

“I hope this book will become a staple in schools of public health, business, and medicine in addition to being read by undergraduates and non-academics. The African AIDS Epidemic: A History is a well-crafted and carefully researched book. It is impressive that more than twenty-five years of AIDS history in Africa has been condensed into 160 extremely readable pages.”—International Journal of African Historical Studies

“This book is remarkable for the enormous amount of content squeezed into 160 pages of text and further 60 pages of references and sources...ideally suited to those who want an overview of the AIDS epidemic in Africa or for students who need an introduction to a range of issues.”—Population Studies

About the Author

John Iliffe is a professor of modern history in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John’s College. He is the author of Africans: The History of a Continent and The African Poor: A History.

Product details

  • Hardcover : 210 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 082141688X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0821416884
  • Product Dimensions : 6.25 x 1 x 9.25 inches
  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press; 1st Edition (February 15, 2005)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings