New Release Books by Unity Dow

Unity Dow is the author of Saturday Is for Funerals (2011), The Heavens May Fall (2007), Juggling Truths (2003), The Screaming of the Innocent (2003) and other 2 books.

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Saturday Is for Funerals

release date: Oct 15, 2011
Saturday Is for Funerals
In the year 2000 the World Health Organization estimated that 85 percent of fifteen-year-olds in Botswana would eventually die of AIDS. In Saturday Is for Funerals we learn why that won't happen. Unity Dow and Max Essex tell the true story of lives ravaged by AIDSÑof orphans, bereaved parents, and widows; of families who devote most Saturdays to the burial of relatives and friends. We witness the actions of community leaders, medical professionals, research scientists, and educators of all types to see how an unprecedented epidemic of death and destruction is being stopped in its tracks. This book describes how a country responded in a time of crisis. In the true-life stories of loss and quiet heroism, activism and scientific initiatives, we learn of new techniques that dramatically reduce rates of transmission from mother to child, new therapies that can save lives of many infected with AIDS, and intricate knowledge about the spread of HIV, as well as issues of confidentiality, distributive justice, and human rights. The experiences of Botswana offer practical lessons along with the critical element of hope.

The Heavens May Fall

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Heavens May Fall
This legal thriller offers an insider's perspective on the triumphs and failures of the law. After taking up the case of an assaulted teenager, an up-and-coming lawyer must face manipulative opponents and an unreliable judge to fight for what she believes is right. An uncompromising exposé on the ways in which the law can sometimes fail, this novel acts as a homage to the sights and sounds of everyday life in Botswana.

Juggling Truths

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Juggling Truths
"My name in Monei Ntuka and this is the story of my childhood in the village of Mochudi, in the then British Bechuanaland Protectorate, in the mid to late sixties. It is, of course, not the whole story of my youth, for didn't my grandmother Mma-Tseitsi, mother of my father, tell me many times, A tongue can talk until numb with fatigue, but it can never tell the whole story'? And didn't she gently admonish me saying, Child of my child, a good story teller knows when to stop, just as a dreamer knows when to wake up.' In any event, a look at self can never be a full stare; it has to be a series of glimpses."

The Screaming of the Innocent

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Screaming of the Innocent
One afternoon, a twelve-year-old girl goes missing near her village. The local police tell her mother and the villagers she's been taken by wild animals.

Far and Beyon'

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Far and Beyon'
For Mara, mother of four, sole provider for her family, life has never been easy. In a community that relies upon traditional magic to cure AIDS, and blames bad luck upon a bewitching curse, women carry a heavy burden as the world changes around them. But in modern Botswana, the tensions are growing as more and more young people adopt white ways and challenge the heavily divided structure of African society. For Mara, it is her children's dismissal of all the ancient magicks that have held families together for generations; for her son Stan it is the opportunities represented by his white teachers and the education system; and for daughter Mosa it is her burgeoning awareness of the inequality of her home, and community. Together they will develop new strengths and define new goals, enabling them all to triumph and travel 'far and beyon'.

Women, Marriage, and Inheritance

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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