The 2nd part of the title is Vignettes from Sub-Saharan Africa in the Age of AIDS. The author spent several months in the poor part of South Africa out side of Cape Town, I believe. There he helped people and organizations dealing with AIDS there. It is a real epidemic there and these stories just touch on the surface of the suffering going on there both for the people with AIDS and there families and the community. I think he was there in the late '90s and into the '00s so not sure what present day is like there. Hopefully changes for the better but I doubt it though.
I have posted this on PBS and there is 1 copy ahead of it. I think it will move at some point but might be a while. I am still reading The Lady of the Rivers and Skeleton Crew. I will be starting a 3rd book tonight and maybe even a 4th since Skeleton Crew was supposed to be more a rare occasion read.