HEARD, the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and Adams Bookstores invites you to the Durban book launch of :

African Responses to HIV/AIDS – Between Speech and Action

A provocative assessment of African governments’ record on HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980s.

” African Responses to HIV/AIDS: Between Speech and Action provides a provocative critique of leadership on HIV/AIDS in Africa from the 1980s to the present. It examines the rhetoric on HIV/AIDS, which has influenced culture and behaviour, service delivery, policy, the design of national interventions and the varied success of different countries in containing the pandemic.

African scholars contextualise a host of public and scholarly disputes, ranging from AIDS exceptionalism, racialised data manipulation and ‘denialism’ to the racist debates on ‘African promiscuity’ and the recent revival of assertions that homosexuality is not ‘African’ behaviour. The book refers to the record of governments in a wide range of African countries with case studies drawing on the rhetoric of governments and the nature of leadership in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Morocco, South Africa and Zambia.

The gap between what governments say about HIV/AIDS and what they do

 Edited by Prof Tim Quinlan and Dr Segun Ige  


  • Date: 23 August 2012 
  • Venue: Ike’s Books and Collectables, 48a Florida Road, Durban   
  • Time: 17h30 for 18h00 RSVP for catering purposes –  Cedric Sissing (+27) 82 873 2702 cedric@adamsbooks.co.za Enquiries: (+27) 31 303 9214
  • Drinks and snacks will be served
  • One-on-one interviews can be arranged before the launch. Please contact Shéla McCullough031 260-2483 / 082 749 1082/ mccullough@ukzn.ac.za

About the Editors

Professor Tim Quinlan is HEARD’s former research director (2001-2010). He now works independently as well as holding a part-time research post at the Athena Institute, Free University, Amsterdam.

Dr Segun Ige is currently consultant/CEO at JOI Consulting, a rhetoric and speech communication firm in Cape Town.

African Responses to HIV/AIDS – Between Speech and Action is now available at Adams Books and other leading retailers. 

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