Love and Death in the Kingdom of Swaziland

Love and Death in the Kingdom of Swaziland The Swaziland that two nuns found when they arrived in the harsh outback and set about establishing a clinic and orphanage A third of the population has HIV TB is endemic and ten percent of the popu

  • Title: Love and Death in the Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Author: Glenn Alan Cheney
  • ISBN: 9780985628406
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Swaziland that two nuns found when they arrived in the harsh outback and set about establishing a clinic and orphanage A third of the population has HIV, TB is endemic, and ten percent of the population are orphaned children And a drought since 1994 has made it impossible for anyone to harvest a crop This book is about the sisters and about the social, economic, envThe Swaziland that two nuns found when they arrived in the harsh outback and set about establishing a clinic and orphanage A third of the population has HIV, TB is endemic, and ten percent of the population are orphaned children And a drought since 1994 has made it impossible for anyone to harvest a crop This book is about the sisters and about the social, economic, environmental, and political situation in Swaziland.

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    1. Cheney’s writing is a matter-of-fact style that does not beat around the bush of the issues facing Swaziland. The account follows two nuns who dedicate their lives to helping children and families in Swaziland facing enormous problems (HIV/AIDS epidemic, poverty, violence, hunger, etc.). I was not sure I was going to enjoy this book when I first picked it up since I am very critical about western authors writing about cultures and issues we do not (fully) understand. Swazi culture may not seem [...]

    2. This is one of the most amazing and inspirational books I have read in a long time. The book takes you into the African Congo with two Nuns ages 78 and 81. There they battle AIDS, tuberculosis and cancer among other diseases. They are also left to deal with hundreds of children from the village they are in. The village is from the largest city where they land the plane, drive 2 hrs on the hard paved road, 2 hrs on the dirt road going through rivers or dried river beds, depending on the season, i [...]

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