Three Letter Plague

A young man's journey through a great epidemic

By Jonny Steinberg

Contemporary

Fiction

Published by Random House

Shortlist 2009
Three Letter Plague

Steinberg travels to a small village in South Africa to research, first hand the HIV/AIDS epidemic there.

What he finds is an ambivalent society, where deep-grained, cultural prejudices are likely to ensure the continuing spread of the disease. 

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