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Author Greene, Melissa Fay.

Title There is no me without you : one woman's odyssey to rescue Africa's children / Melissa Fay Greene.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  362.732 GREENE    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  362.732 GREENE    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. TEFERRA, H.    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO TEFERRA    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  362.732 GR    Check Shelf
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 472 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-456) and index.
Summary Offers a revealing study of the human cost of the AIDS pandemic in Africa in a portrait of Haregewoin Teferra, a widowed recluse in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who has become the caretaker of sixty children orphaned and abandoned by the AIDS crisis.
"There Is No Me Without You" is the story of Haregewoin Tefarra, a middle-aged Ethiopian woman of modest means whose home has become a refuge for hundreds of children orphaned by AIDS. It is a story as much about the power of the bond between children and parents as about the epidemic that every year leaves millions of children, mostly healthy themselves, without family. Originally a middle-class woman with a happy family life, Haregewoin fell into a deep depression after the death of her recently married daughter. But then a priest brought her two children, AIDS orphans, with nowhere to go. Unexpectedly, the children thrived, and Haregewoin found herself drawn back into daily life. As word got out, an endless stream of children began to arrive at her door, delivered by dying parents and other relatives who begged for her help, and, pushing against the limits of her home and bank account, she took more and more in. Today, Haregewoin runs a school, a daycare system, and a shelter for sick mothers. Without medication for her charges--some HIV-positive, some uninfected, and some infants trying to fight off the virus, but almost all of whom come to her terrified and malnourished--she forges on, caring for as many as she can handle. Increasingly, she also places them for adoption with families like that of journalist Melissa Fay Greene, who has two children adopted from Ethiopia. In Haregewoin Tefarra's story, Greene gives us an astonishing portrait of a woman fighting a continent-wide epidemic. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Teferra, Haregewoin.
Children of AIDS patients -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa -- Social conditions.
Orphans -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa -- Social conditions.
Children of AIDS patients -- Services for -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa.
Orphans -- Services for -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa.
Child welfare -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa.
Teferra, Haregewoin. (OCoLC)fst01641907
ISBN 1596911166 (hardcover)
9781596911161 (hardcover)
9780747584315 (paperback)
0747584311 (paperback)
9780747580577 (hardcover)
074758057X (hardcover)
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