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The Resource Powered by love : a grandmothers' movement to end AIDS in Africa, Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis ; edited by Michele Landsberg ; photographs by Alexis MacDonald

Powered by love : a grandmothers' movement to end AIDS in Africa, Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis ; edited by Michele Landsberg ; photographs by Alexis MacDonald

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Powered by love : a grandmothers' movement to end AIDS in Africa
Title
Powered by love
Title remainder
a grandmothers' movement to end AIDS in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis ; edited by Michele Landsberg ; photographs by Alexis MacDonald
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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the time the AIDS pandemic in Africa had reached its height in the early 2000s, millions of children had been orphaned. In the face of overwhelming loss, the grandmothers of Africa stepped in to hold families and communities together. Author Joanna Henry and photographer Alexis MacDonald visited eight African countries, interviewing and photographing hundreds of grandmothers (including Sarah Obama, Barack Obama's grandmother) who are reclaiming hope and resurrecting lives. The extraordinary images and stories of resourceful women fighting for a better future make Powered by Love an inspiration for everyone. Writes journalist-social activist Michele Landsberg, "We thought we knew what was happening in Africa when the AIDS pandemic raged across the continent, sweeping away 35 million lives. But we never knew it the way this book reveals it, in the shockingly intimate voices of the grandmothers who had to save the abandoned children when no one else was left alive. These voices will leap straight into your heart. Their unguarded faces, in portraits that glow with character, pain and humour, will captivate you." In 2006, the Stephen Lewis Foundation launched a campaign to engage Canadian grandmothers to support their African sisters. The Grandmothers Campaign, now a movement 10,000 strong, has raised over $25 million that has gone directly into the hands of African grandmothers and their grassroots organizations working at the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic. Powered by Love joins this campaign by telling the story of these indomitable women and by directing all royalties from the sale of the book to African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry, Joanna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Landsberg, Michele
  • Landsberg-Lewis, Ilana
  • MacDonald, Alexis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandmothers
  • AIDS activists
  • AIDS (Disease)
Target audience
adult
Label
Powered by love : a grandmothers' movement to end AIDS in Africa, Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis ; edited by Michele Landsberg ; photographs by Alexis MacDonald
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781773100210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • (OAUW)267218
  • 343567
Label
Powered by love : a grandmothers' movement to end AIDS in Africa, Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis ; edited by Michele Landsberg ; photographs by Alexis MacDonald
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781773100210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • (OAUW)267218
  • 343567

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