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Warrior princess : fighting for life with courage and hope
Zulu, Princess Kasune, 1975-

Physical Description:
272 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Pt. 1: A child of courage and hope -- Positive -- "Princess is her name" -- My big family -- The short life of a baby named Linda -- Bataa's gun goes missing -- Be strong and of good courage -- Pt. 2: Changes and challenges -- The sugar daddy syndrome -- A teenage mother growing in faith -- A call to the sick -- I have to know -- I shall not die before I am dead -- Pt. 3: A warrior princess emerges -- A fountain of life -- Hitchhiking with truck drivers -- Meeting Dr. Phiri -- Trouble in the house -- The making of a broadcaster -- "You're listening to Positive living" -- My vision for the world -- Pt. 4: The American flag stands still -- Coming to America -- Chicago -- From the village to the White House -- The best of humankind -- To all things a season.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Pub Date:
IVP Books, [2009]



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Central - Houston Public Library Adult Biography Book B Z94
Central - Houston Public Library Adult Biography Book B Z94

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Princess Kasune Zulu grew up in an Africa trying to make sense of the mystery illness claiming its people. As a child, she could not know the disease that claimed the lives of her parents and baby sister would go on to infect more than 100 million people. Left alone to care for her siblings, Princess later discovered she herself was HIV positive. But she heard a calling to become an advocate and ambassador for those affected by disease and poverty. From talking to truck drivers about AIDS to her providential work as a radio broadcaster, Princess has boldly stepped up to speak on behalf of the voiceless and forgotten.Princess's journey has taken her from the dusty villages of Zambia to the offices of world leaders from the White House to the United Nations. Her message is that we can now become the first generation to end extreme poverty, if only we have the will to do so. Her story shows that even though life is uncertain and our time may be short, we each have a role to play in bringing healing and hope to our world.A percentage of proceeds from the sale of this book will support children affected by AIDS.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Princess is her name, not her title. Yet Zulu brings almost regal strength, hope, and a sense of responsibility to this memoir. Born in Kabwe, Zambia, Zulu had little more than a ninth-grade education, learning more on Africa's diverse streets. She tells of the toll AIDS took on her life, ripping away her parents before it came for her. With astounding perspective, Zulu happily claims her HIV-positive diagnosis as God's mission. Against custom and her husband's wishes, Zulu speaks out about her status, risking divorce and excommunication. She bears Zambia's burden by educating her countrymen about the disease, a journey that takes her from truck drivers on African roads all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House. In this book, she puts faces on the population of HIV-positive Africans. "Death is so much more common in Africa, but does it hurt less?": Zulu demands respect for people with HIV and asks the world to be aware of Africa's needs. Openly and tirelessly, she turns AIDS into an injury to the global body that readers won't be able to ignore. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

In 1998, Zulu was diagnosed as HIV-positive and told she would die in six months. (She had already been orphaned by AIDS when her mother and father succumbed to the then-mysterious illness sweeping Africa while she was in her teens.) In her debut memoir, she recounts how on the day of her diagnosis she decided to become an AIDS advocate and educator, a position that took her to the United Nations and the White House. An important story well told, Zulu's memoir depicts an optimistic woman who triumphs over nearly impossible odds to improve her own life and the lives of others.-Elizabeth Brinkley, Granite Falls, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

About My Story
From the Coauthor
Map of Zambia
Part 1 A Child of Courage and Hope
1 Positive
2 Princess Is Her Name
3 My Big Family
4 The Short Life of a Baby Named Linda
5 Bataa's Gun Goes Missing
6 Be Strong and of Good Courage
Part 2 Changes and Challenges
7 The Sugar Daddy Syndrome
8 A Teenage Mother Growing in Faith
9 A Call to the Sick
10 I Have to Know
11 I Shall Not Die Before I Am Dead
Part 3 A Warrior Princess Emerges
12 A Fountain of Life
13 Hitchhiking with Truck Drivers
14 Meeting Dr. Phiri
15 Trouble in the House
16 The Making of a Broadcaster
17 "You're Listening to Positive Living"
18 My Vision for the World
Part 4 The Amercan Flag Stands Still
19 Coming to America
20 Chicago
21 From the Village to the White House
22 The Best of Humankind
23 To All Things a Season
Appendix: Join the Movement to End Extreme Poverty and Disease

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