- Series: CBC Massey Lecture
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: House of Anansi Press; 2nd edition (June 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0887847536
- ISBN-13: 978-0887847530
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa (CBC Massey Lecture) 2nd Edition
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The other aspect of this book is how the UN operates. Stephen Lewis gives the reader a snapshot of the inner sanctum of the UN and how it operates. What is very impressive is his willingness to point out some of the absurdities in how women are treated in the inner circles of international power brokers and the lack of willingness by many of the African countries to recognize women as partners in the future of their country. Women in much of Africa are truly second class citizens and this is reflected in the power circles of the African countries and the UN hierarchy. Wow!
The biggest culprit in the AIDS epidemic is actually the World Bank and its catering to the multinational corporations. These corporations are not only supported by the World Bank in efforts to control a developing country's resources but also by the G-8 governments. There is enough blame for everyone. Whether you agree or disagree with Stephen Lewis's politics or even my political views doesn't matter.Read more ›
I really enjoyed reading this book for a number of reasons. First of all, Stephen Lewis has such a vast and unique perspective on Africa the UN as well as HIV/AIDS. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about what is going on with the G8 concerning Africa as well as the Millennium Development Goals. Don't get me wrong, I was horrified to hear the unfortunate details, I was just intrigued as well as enlightened by his narration of current day events. I also whole-heartedly agree with his perspectives on women and his desire to see an international representation of women's rights.
What gives Stephen Lewis such authority to adequately articulate this tragedy is his incredible 30 years of international experience, he is the UN Secretary-General's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, a former Canadian ambassador to the UN, as well as former deputy executive director of UNICEF. Although I did not agree with all of his policy views on solutions, I did agree with the vast majority of his perspectives and highly recommend this book for insight into Africa and the horrendous impact of HIV/AIDS.
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An interesting writing style, outdated in it's information and suggestions at this point and completely skirts the idea of deeper seeded issues underlying all of the different... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Pen Name
Great educational tool for my students at University of Central Florid in Orlando., class HSC3593 - HIV Disease: A Human Concern.Published on July 17, 2013 by Linda Potkovic
This is a powerful account of how the world is failing to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals, which aimed to reduce poverty, hunger, AIDS, etc. Read morePublished on December 5, 2009 by Dunyazad
I haven't read the book yet, but it is in perfect condition and it was here in no time!Published on September 30, 2009 by Joanna Marcia
In superb English, Stephen Lewis proposes general, high-level solutions to the AIDS pandemic and makes a strong case for the increased recognition and empowerment of women... Read morePublished on March 12, 2009 by B. Thixton
I could not put this book down. You could hear the author screaming out from the pages; his stories had me feeling angry and on the verge of tears at the same time. Read morePublished on February 22, 2009 by Amira