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We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy's…

We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love

by Jim Wooten

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Those with an excellent memory for the waning years of the last millennium may recall the sad story of Nkosi Johnson, the black South African lad who was born with AIDS, raised by a white mother and gained international fame when he spoke at an AIDS conference.

The author covers Nkosi's life, and particularly through the woman that raised him. If there is a just and benevolent God, this lady (sorry, I don't have the book in front of me) will hold a special place in heaven. "We are all the same" covers the conflicts of early 1990s South Africa as the nation's white people wrestle with their history and as Nelson Mandela and the ANC took their first steps in power. But it is Johnson to whom we are drawn. ( )
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"Wooten has pulled off something close to miraculous... and touched the face of HIV/AIDS with compassion and humanity. —Alexandra Fuller, Chicago Tribune

"This is a book not to be missed." —People

"Amazing and tender... in this special book [Wooten] brings home the tragedy of AIDS." —Liz Smith, New York Post

"Wooten rightly disregards journalistic distance and writes himself into the work, making it read like a contemplative literary memoir." —Time Out New York

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Presents the story of Nkosi Johnson, a South African boy born with AIDS who became an inspiration to thousands of people suffering from the disease because he believed that every child's life was important.

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