The Unseen Things

Women, Secrecy, and HIV in Northern Nigeria
Product Number: EB00777365
Released: Oct 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780253021519
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What do HIV-positive women in Nigeria face as they seek meaningful lives with a deeply discrediting disease? Kathryn A. Rhine uncovers the skillful ways women defuse concerns about their wellbeing and the ability to maintain their households. Rhine shows how this ethic of concealment involves masking their diagnosis, unfaithful husbands, and unsupportive families while displaying their beauty, generosity, and vitality. As Rhine observes, collusion with counselors and support group leaders to deflect stigma, secure respectability, and find love features prominently in the lives of ordinary women who hope for a brighter future as the HIV epidemic continues to expand.

Author(s): Kathryn A. Rhine
Original Publish Date: Apr 04, 2016

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