We are thrilled to offer Sanyu A. Mojola‘s new book ‘Love, Money, and HIV’ (University of California Press, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, and may be of particular interest to those working at the intersection of gender, health and identity.
‘How do modern women in developing countries experience sexuality and love? Drawing on a rich array of interview, ethnographic, and survey data from her native country of Kenya, Sanyu A. Mojola examines how young African women, who suffer disproportionate rates of HIV infection compared to young African men, navigate their relationships, schooling, employment, and finances in the context of economic inequality and a devastating HIV epidemic.
Writing from a unique outsider-insider perspective, Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the transformation of girls into “consuming women” lies at the heart of women’s coming-of-age and health crises. At once engaging and compassionate, this text is an incisive analysis of gender, sexuality, and health in Africa.’
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