HIV/Aids resources from Maskew Miller Longman
Young people in Africa continue to face challenging life situations that threaten their well-being and their chance to achieve their full potential in life - particularly with the added risk of HIV and AIDS.
Maskew Miller Longman has recognised the need to provide young people with knowledge about HIV and AIDS so that they become aware of their rights and feel empowered to assert them. We offer a wide range of material that stimulates the imagination and instill an awareness of social issues at a young age. Our course material also broaches the issue of HIV and AIDS in a sensitive and caring fashion.
NEW LITERATURE FOR AIDS AWARENESS
I Know You Still Love Me is a powerful collection of stories which explores the emotional and social turmoil encountered by people living with HIV and AIDS. Judge Unity Dow, the famous novelist, humanitarian and High Court judge in Botswana, has gathered her stories from her family, her community and her court room. With her characteristic bravery and outspokenness, she has told in beautiful prose, of the many painful outcomes of AIDS. Her characters wrestle with loss, fear and shame, and the conflicting messages of modern science and traditional values. But amidst the pain, Judge Dow extracts tenderness, hope and even triumph. The stories are accompanied by notes and activities for Literature Study and Life Orientation.
"I Know You Still Love Me is a unique, empathetic collection of stories that young South Africans will enjoy reading, will relate to and learn from." Cheryl Carolus
About the author
Human Rights activist and lawyer, Unity Dow was appointed as Botswana's first female judge of the High Court in 1998. She says that in writing novels she is 'reclaiming the voice' to speak out on human rights and women's issues. Before her appointment as a High Court Judge, she won important advances in laws relating to child support, rape and married women's property rights. She has worked in collaboration with international human rights organizations such as the International Association of Women Judges, International Women's Rights Action Watch, Amnesty International, UNICEF and Africa Legal Aid.
Her critically-acclaimed novels include Far and Beyon', The Screaming of the Innocent, The Heavens May Fall and Juggling Truths.
Factual information and stories relating to real-life scenarios reinforce the message of prevention. Our material speaks to learners in their language and aims to bring about the necessary changes in behaviour and attitude.
Stars of Africa
The following eight stories from the Stars of Africa series touch on AIDS issues in a compelling and sensitive way and is suitable for children from Grade 2 to Grade 7.
- Granny works to hard
- Mbili's Story
- The day everything changed
- Danger at the dump
- The jewel in my heart
- My name is Street Child
- Dear Nkosi...this is Sam
- My Big Sister
- Living positively with AIDS
- Knowing your human rights when it comes to HIV/AIDS
- What happens to our bodies when we are HIV positive
- Talking about HIV and AIDS
- Where to find health service providers
- The importance of a balanced diet and fresh water
- Blue Train to the Moon
- The Sound of New Wings
Kagiso HIV/AIDS Initiative Readers
The course comprises two readers and an informative Teacher's Guide. The Kagiso HIV/AIDS Intuitive Readers have been developed as part of a strategy to develop learner-awareness of HIV and AIDS. The readers are an ideal supplement in the English Language class and Life Orientation class.
The innovative TODAY series includes up-to-date and reliable information about HIV and AIDS in the context of acquired life skills. These titles encourage active learning through discovery and doing.
HIV and AIDS-specific topics covered include:
Stronger than the Storm is a compelling novel, by award-winning author Lutz van Dijk. The author skilfully weaves a thrilling plot for teenage readers while dealing sensitively and intelligently with the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. A comprehensive Teacher's Guide provides activity sheets and information that will assist teachers in dealing with the issues raised.
Other Young Africa titles that deal with HIV and AIDS:
ADULTS AND COUNSELLING
We provide holistic resources to caregivers, counsellors, nurses, teachers, therapists, social workers, doctors, spiritual workers and volunteers who care for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling maintains a fine balance between care and counselling and has a very practical and down-to-earth approach addressing content in a very accessible writing style.
Positive People is an accessible, user-friendly, activity-based course for managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It provides valuable information and skills for workers in all sectors of the economy and for people in all communities.
Community-Based Counselling for people Affected by HIV/AIDS is a clearly written and easily read guide. This book will be of great value to people without formal training in counselling who wish to become involved in or know more about, high quality care for people affected by HIV and AIDS.
Building Resilience in Children Affected by HIV/AIDS is for teachers and caregivers of children affected by HIV and AIDS. It is a hands-on guide to help children build their own resilience and be better able to take their destiny in their own hands.