Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora

Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi

No Secret Under the Sun

Authors: Wilson, A.

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About this book

Informal folk narrative genres such as gossip, advice, rumor, and urban legends provide a unique window into popular formations of AIDS and gender conflict in Africa. The first book on the subject to draw primarily on such narratives, this book shows how they provide rich insights into the struggles of people living in an era of social upheaval.

About the authors

Anika Wilson is Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. She received her PhD in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work on informal narratives, gender conflict, and health beliefs has been presented at numerous conferences and published in Western Folklore.

Reviews

“Anika Wilson has assembled an impressive presentation of the power of informal discourse, often fed by media, in a time of catastrophic threat to women. Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi is an important contribution to the literature of women’s studies, as well as a valuable cautionary reminder to healthcare activists, that women’s voices in time of crisis deeply matter–they are trivialized at great risk.” (Erika Brady, Western Folklore, Vol. 74.3 (4), Summer-Fall, 2015)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wilson, Anika

    Pages 1-32

  • Advice is Good Medicine: Marriage, Advice, and the Comforts of Home

    Wilson, Anika

    Pages 33-63

  • Funny, Yet Sorrowful: Narratives of Empowerment and Empathy in Woman Against Woman Struggles

    Wilson, Anika

    Pages 65-89

  • “Nobody Fears Aids,

    Wilson, Anika

    Pages 91-118

  • Mgoneko

    Wilson, Anika

    Pages 119-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi
Book Subtitle
No Secret Under the Sun
Authors
Series Title
Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32245-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137322456
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32244-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45837-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
Topics