Chanda's secrets /

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by Stratton, Allan.
[ 02. English Fiction ] Published by : Annick Press, (Toronto :) Physical details: 193 p. ; 19 cm. Subject(s): AIDS (Disease) | Secrecy | global literature | Teenagers and death | Adolescents et mort | Honte | Secret | Sida Year : 2004 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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A girl's struggle amid the African AIDS pandemic, Chanda, is an astonishingly perceptive girl living in the small city of Bonang, a fictional city in Southern Africa. When her youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges, Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma. Not afraid to explore the horrific realities of AIDS, Chanda's Secrets also captures the enduring strength of loyalty, friendship and family ties. Above all, it is a story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth.