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Review: 'Our Kind of People' details AIDS crisis in Africa
Review: 'Our Kind of People' details AIDS crisis in Africa

--------------------Our Kind of PeopleA Continent's Challenge, A Country's HopeUzodinma IwealaHarper: 228 pp., $24.99--------------------About halfway through "Our Kind of People: A Continent's Challenge, A Country's Hope," a stunning inquiry into the AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, Uzodinma Iweala makes the thrust of his investigation clear."I found his words interesting," he writes of a Nigerian politician who blames the disease's spread on long-distance truckers and rest-stop sex workers, "because they seemed to externalize both the epidemic and its primary means of transmission — sex. By focusing on these groups of people that Nigerians traditionally consider...

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