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

Our Kind Of People: A Continent's Challenge, A Country's Hope

byUzodinma Iweala

Paperback | July 9, 2013

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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.

Uzodinma Iweala is the author ofBeasts of No Nation, which won theLos Angeles TimesBook Prize, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2007 he was selected as one ofGranta's Best Young American Novelists. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia...
Title:Our Kind Of People: A Continent's Challenge, A Country's HopeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061284912

ISBN - 13:9780061284915


Editorial Reviews

“In this unassuming but important book, Uzodinma Iweala gives the AIDS pandemic not just a human face but a human voice. . . . Remarkable.”