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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

HIV/AIDS in Rural Botswana - Poverty, Gender Inequality, Marginalization, and Stigma - Seiko Watanabe A fine monograph on HIV/AIDS in Northern Botswana. Specifically, the author gives background for and reports on the results of her qualitative study of HIV knowledge, cultural knowledge, and other factors among the San and other indigenous minority groups of the Okavango Panhandle. She conveys her findings clearly, raises broader questions about poverty and gender inequality, and situates herself within her discourse. A refreshing piece of work.