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Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa
  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
  • ISBN : 0128133171
  • Pages : 358 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and incidents of skin cancer involved in the manifestations of this disorder. New prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods, genetic risk assessment for individuals, families, and communities, and novel genetic markers that may be used for developing new therapeutics for treating albinism are also discussed in detail. The book provides care management approaches that may be applied to instances of albinism in other regions, along with guiding principles for treating rare genetic disorders and stigmatized patient populations across the globe. Includes contributions from leading international contributors who examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular aspects of importance in sensitively managing albinism in Africa Discusses recent advances in our understanding of the pathobiology of albinism, while also offering a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and rates of skin cancer Highlights new prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods and approaches to genetic risk assessment for individuals, families and communities


Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa
  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg,Prashiela Manga
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
GET THIS BOOKAlbinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye


African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism

African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism
  • Author : Elvis Imafidon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 October 2018
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Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply entrenched in African traditions. These deeply rooted ideologies about albinism in African thought have largely promoted the continuous discrimination, stigmatization, harming, killing, commodification and violation of the human rights of persons with albinism



Golden Boy

Golden Boy
  • Author : Tara Sullivan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 June 2013
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“Harrowing but ultimately redemptive…the murder of Tanzania's albinos is a real and horrific phenomenon of the past 15 years, a cold fact that makes the fictional events in ‘Golden Boy’ more moving and consequential than those in any dystopian young-adult chase-drama.” —The Wall Street Journal *"A riveting snapshot of one Tanzanian boy who makes himself matter." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review *“Readers will be haunted by Habo’s voice as he seeks a place of dignity and respect in society. An


Global Dermatology and Telemedicine, An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics , E-Book

Global Dermatology and Telemedicine, An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics , E-Book
  • Author : Victoria Williams,Carrie Kovarik
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 04 December 2020
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This issue of Dermatologic Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Victoria Williams and Carrie Kovarik, will cover a number of important topics in Global Dermatology and Telemedicine. This issue is one of four each year selected by long-time series Consulting Editor, Dr. Bruce Thiers. Topics discussion include, but are not limited to: Patterns of Skin Disease in the Context of a High Prevalence HIV Population in Botswana; Telemedicine and Community Health Projects in Asia; Utilizing Technology for Dermatology Care in Tajikistan:


Truevine

Truevine
  • Author : Beth Macy
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 18 October 2016
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the


Zebra Crossing

Zebra Crossing
  • Author : Meg Vandermerwe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 March 2014
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Ghost. Ape. Living dead. Young and albino, Chipo has been called many things, but to her mother – Zimbabwe’s most loyal Manchester United supporter – she had always been a gift. On the eve of the World Cup, Chipo and her brother flee to Cape Town, hoping for a better life and to share in the excitement of the greatest sporting event ever to take place in Africa. But the Mother City’s infamous Long Street is a dangerous place for



Disability in the Global South

Disability in the Global South
  • Author : Shaun Grech,Karen Soldatic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 08 November 2016
GET THIS BOOKDisability in the Global South

This first-of-its kind volume spans the breadth of disability research and practice specifically focusing on the global South. Established and emerging scholars alongside advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to probe, challenge and shift common held social understandings of disability in established discourses, epistemologies and practices, including those in prominent areas such as global health, disability studies and international development. Motivated by decolonizing approaches, contributors carefully weave the lived and embodied experiences of disabled people, families and communities through


No Country For Cold Men

No Country For Cold Men
  • Author : Demilade Adeyemi
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 21 November 2017
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This story takes place after the PanAfrican reform. All the countries in Africa have fused to become one massive body where the people are categorized by their social order and live accordingly. It follows the life of a boy born with albinism in Africa, where it is very dangerous to be an albino. As a baby, he was banished to the extreme of the continent where he was raised by a prison officer and his wife who were instructed to


Walking Away

Walking Away
  • Author : Charlotte Metcalf
  • Publisher : Eye Books (US&CA)
  • Release : 01 June 2003
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Charlotte Metcalf has made documentary films all over Africa, and her director's eye for unforgettable people, location and attention to detail now transfers vividly to the printed page. We feel the heat, smell the smells, and sweat with Charlotte as she battles against bureaucratic inertia and incompetence, hostility and political pressure to record the often unwelcome truth. Charlotte's journal, like her award-winning films, is a close-up of Africa's deep-rooted problems—from survival issues like AIDS, famine and cholera, to the


Handbook of African Philosophy of Difference

Handbook of African Philosophy of Difference
  • Author : Elvis Imafidon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 January 2020
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of African Philosophy of Difference

This handbook explores essential philosophical questions about the experience of difference and the other in African societies. The contributions go beyond a mere discussion of empirical manifestations. They offer a critical analysis of, among other things, the very nature and essence of difference that makes such manifestations possible. Coverage examines the philosophical basis for the African contexts of gender differences, bodily differences and disability; racial, religious, and cultural differences; xenophobia and xenophilia; and issues of the otherings of non-human beings


Education and Disability in the Global South

Education and Disability in the Global South
  • Author : Nidhi Singal,Paul Lynch,Shruti Taneja Johansson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 13 December 2018
GET THIS BOOKEducation and Disability in the Global South

Education and Disability in the Global South brings together new and established researchers from a variety of disciplines to explore the complexities and dilemmas encountered in providing education to children and young people with disabilities in countries in South Asia and Africa. Applying a range of methodological, theoretical and conceptual frameworks across different levels of education systems, from pre-school to higher education, the contributors examine not just the barriers but also the opportunities within the educational systems, in order to


Akata Witch

Akata Witch
  • Author : Nnedi Okorafor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 14 April 2011
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Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon


Layers of Blackness

Layers of Blackness
  • Author : Deborah Gabriel
  • Publisher : Imani Media Ltd
  • Release : 01 January 2007
GET THIS BOOKLayers of Blackness

This is the first book by an author in the UK to take an in-depth look at colourism - the process of discrimination based on skin tone among members of the same ethnic group, whereby lighter skin is more valued than darker complexions. The African Diaspora in Britain is examined as part of a global black community with shared experiences of slavery, colonization and neo-colonialism. The author traces the evolution of colourism within African descendant communities in the USA, Jamaica,