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A new novel deals with the thorny topics of Africa, HIV Aids and famine through telling a love story. Roger Rees is an emeritus professor whose celebrated work has mainly focused on brain injury. In his first foray into fiction, he tells the story of a young Australian anthropologist who finds love in 1980s famine ridden Ethiopia, but whose life is changed forever when she contracts HIV Aids.  Rees bases much of the story on his own first hand experience working in an Addis Ababa hospital,  and time living with a nomadic tribe.

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