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Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

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In "Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History," published on November 17, 2020, renowned doctor and anthropologist Paul Farmer delivers a compelling exploration of the devastating 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Drawing from his firsthand experience with Partners in Health, Farmer provides an insightful account of the epidemic that transcends mere historical recounting. Through vivid narratives of the victims and a critical analysis of the socio-economic and historical factors that exacerbated the spread of the disease, Farmer challenges the conventional understanding of Ebola's origins and rapid proliferation. He meticulously traces the roots of the region's healthcare deficiencies back to the scars left by colonial exploitation, emphasizing the intertwined nature of health equity, economic justice, and environmental justice. This book is not only a definitive piece of reportage but also a hopeful call to action, making it an essential read for high school students keen on understanding how historical injustices continue to shape modern health crises.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on November 17, 2020
688 pages
ISBN: 9780374234324
Best for readers in High School
This book provides valuable insights into Economic JusticeEnvironmental Justice, and Health Equity, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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