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A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa

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We heard remarkable stories 'powered by love'
POWERED BY LOVE: A Grandmothers' Movement To End Aids In Africa. by Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis. Photographs Alexis MacDonald. Goose Lane, 2017.
On Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm, doors opened on War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph, anticipating  the remarkable stories of the indomitable African grandmothers, as documneted in the book. These African gogos have held families and communities together in the face of overwhelming loss. 4Gs is just one of a global solidarity movement of grandmothers they inspire to raise awareness and funds to support their grassroot work.
* The event was an initiative of
Cafe Philosophique Author Series organized by College of Arts (University of Guelph)
in collaboration with Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs) and The Bookshelf.

  • "I attended the Toronto kick off for the Powered by Love Grandmothers' tour and it was an absolutely incredible night - easily the most compelling book launch I have ever been to - the guest Grandmothers from Africa are really something else." ______________________________________________________________  ~ ~ Roberta

    The book launch panel of Powered by Love experienced in Brantford was inspiring! - A most positive foreshadowing of our event on the 7th. The two African gogos told the most remarkable story of survival, ingenuity, courage, tenacity, love, power,  . . .. It’s hard to describe their impact. The book title captures the process.    ~ Sya

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The Current (CBC Radio, Nov 23) "Grandmothers in Africa Fight for an AIDS Free Future"

"We thought we knew what was happening in Africa when the AIDS pandemic raged across the continent, sweeping away 35 million lives. But we never knew it the way this book reveals it, in the shockingly intimate voices of the grandmothers who had to rescue their orphaned grandchildren when no one else was left alive. These voices will leap straight into your heart. Their unguarded faces, in portraits that glow with character, pain and humour, will captivate you.”
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.Michele Landsberg, Author, journalist and Editor of Powered By Love