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"Love, Money, and HIV" – Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS - California Scholarship Online
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"Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Sanyu A. Mojola


Drawing on a rich variety of interviews and ethnographic and survey data from her native country of Kenya, Sanyu Mojola examines how young African women, who suffer disproportionate rates of HIV infection compared to young African men, navigate their relationships, schooling, employment, and financial access in the context of a devastating HIV epidemic, economic inequality, and a changing ecological environment. Writing from a unique outsider-insider perspective, Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the production and transformation of girls into “consuming women” lies at th ... More

Keywords: gender, health, HIV/AIDS, consumption, Nyanza province, Kenya, Africa, sexuality, youth, transition to adulthood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520280939
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520280939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanyu A. Mojola, author
University of Colorado, Boulder"