By Patricia C. Henderson
Patricia C. Henderson, a South African anthropologist, resided from March 2003 to February 2006 in Okhahlamba, a municipality within the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. during this e-book, she recounts her event between this rural inhabitants who lived below the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Spanning a interval that begins ahead of antiretrovirals have been on hand to a time whilst those remedies have been ultimately used to take care of the sick, this robust account of a negative affliction and the groups which it impacts makes a speciality of the binds among soreness and kinship in South Africa.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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In my work, I too suggest how illness cannot be encompassed without its relation to painful histories (see in particular Chapter Four). Turning to my own approach in the book, I pay close attention to language use in Okhahlamba and to rituals concerning relationship, death and mourning in all their variability. In doing so, I do not claim that these are unchanging, yet I argue for the importance of recording cultural specificities that are interwoven within the everyday and that are often excluded from broad-based descriptions of social worlds and their structural underpinnings.
Trading in marijuana has long continued as part of a lucrative ‘shadow’ economy within the region to this day. In his play, ‘Bergville Stories’, Duma ka Ndlovu, a contemporary playwright from Okhahlamba, re-evoked what had happened in 1956. His explained the ‘lack of development’ in the region to be a consequence of what had happened in 1956. In his view, the state had deliberately ‘forgotten’ the area ever since as a form of punishment (SABC 2006: 4). Some statistical dimensions Bearing in mind that the gathering of statistics in South Africa is not always accurate, the census data for 1996 (seven years prior to the commencement of my own study) reinforced a picture of marginalization for Okhahlamba.
They were not married. One word used in isiZulu for the kind of informal relationship they had is kipitile. Its implication is that one forms a relationship without any strings attached. Nkosinathi became ill in 2000, and after consulting doctors in Johannesburg received his first round of treatment for tuberculosis. He tested positive for HIV in 2001, yet kept his sero-positivity to himself on his return to his natal home in May 2003. His brother-in-law, a successful businessman in Johannesburg, brought him home when he was too ill to remain there.