Department of English

South African writer discusses new book about AIDS epidemic

South African writer Jonny Steinberg is author of the new book "Sizwe's Test"

Thu, February 5, 2009 | Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

South African writer Jonny Steinberg is author of the new book Sizwe's Test. This nonfiction narrative is set in a small village ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. In an intimate portrait, Steinberg chronicles a year in the life of Sizwe, a young man at risk for HIV, and his process of deciding whether or not to be tested for the virus. The book examines the social, cultural and health consequences that make the decision to be tested especially difficult for thousands of Africans.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit the website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/plan2/events/joynes/

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