Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and incidents of skin cancer involved in the manifestations of this disorder. New prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods, genetic risk assessment for individuals, families, and communities, and novel genetic markers that may be used for developing new therapeutics for treating albinism are also discussed in detail. The book provides care management approaches that may be applied to instances of albinism in other regions, along with guiding principles for treating rare genetic disorders and stigmatized patient populations across the globe. Includes contributions from leading international contributors who examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular aspects of importance in sensitively managing albinism in Africa Discusses recent advances in our understanding of the pathobiology of albinism, while also offering a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and rates of skin cancer Highlights new prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods and approaches to genetic risk assessment for individuals, families and communities

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  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 358 pages
  • ISBN : 0128133171
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa
  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg,Prashiela Manga
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
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Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye

African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism

African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism
  • Author : Elvis Imafidon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 October 2018
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Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply entrenched in African traditions. These deeply rooted ideologies about albinism in African thought have largely promoted the continuous discrimination, stigmatization, harming, killing, commodification and violation of the human rights of persons with albinism

Protecting the Right to Life of People Living With Albinism. A Case Study of Kenya

Protecting the Right to Life of People Living With Albinism. A Case Study of Kenya
  • Author : Sylvia Waliaula
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 17 May 2019
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Law - Public Law / Constitutional Law / Basic Rights, grade: 64, De Montfort University Leicester (Business and Law), course: LAW, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the question, how, based on the right to life, the lifes of people with albinism can and should be protected in the case of Kenya. The Right to life is an inherent right, and both state and non-state actors have legal obligations to refrain from intentional and unlawful

Golden Boy

Golden Boy
  • Author : Tara Sullivan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 June 2013
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“Harrowing but ultimately redemptive…the murder of Tanzania's albinos is a real and horrific phenomenon of the past 15 years, a cold fact that makes the fictional events in ‘Golden Boy’ more moving and consequential than those in any dystopian young-adult chase-drama.” —The Wall Street Journal *"A riveting snapshot of one Tanzanian boy who makes himself matter." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review *“Readers will be haunted by Habo’s voice as he seeks a place of dignity and respect in society. An

Truevine

Truevine
  • Author : Beth Macy
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 18 October 2016
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the

ColorSTRUCK

ColorSTRUCK
  • Author : Uzoma Uponi
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 16 August 2021
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Afam Izuwa didn't expect that taking care of three orphaned children would be easy. And it isn't, especially since one of them is an albino. Depending on who you ask in this African society, albinos can be a blessing or a curse to a family. The three siblings are aware of the danger their albino sibling faces. They also know they have no choice but to entrust their safety to the care of their new uncle and to fully embrace

Zebra Crossing

Zebra Crossing
  • Author : Meg Vandermerwe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 March 2014
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Ghost. Ape. Living dead. Young and albino, Chipo has been called many things, but to her mother – Zimbabwe’s most loyal Manchester United supporter – she had always been a gift. On the eve of the World Cup, Chipo and her brother flee to Cape Town, hoping for a better life and to share in the excitement of the greatest sporting event ever to take place in Africa. But the Mother City’s infamous Long Street is a dangerous place for

Living in the Shade

Living in the Shade
  • Author : Esmail, Nahida
  • Publisher : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers
  • Release : 12 April 2018
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Ivory Stars is Tanzania’s first ever all-girls football team, but what makes this team even more unique is that they are people with albinism. Disregarded by society, the team is determined to show the world that they won’t be held back. As International Albinism Awareness Day approaches, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro would defy stereotypes and prove that they are extraordinarily capable. Join Tatu, the team leader, and the Ivory Stars on their quest to reach the summit of the

Akata Witch

Akata Witch
  • Author : Nnedi Okorafor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 14 April 2011
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Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon

Disability in the Global South

Disability in the Global South
  • Author : Shaun Grech,Karen Soldatic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 08 November 2016
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This first-of-its kind volume spans the breadth of disability research and practice specifically focusing on the global South. Established and emerging scholars alongside advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to probe, challenge and shift common held social understandings of disability in established discourses, epistemologies and practices, including those in prominent areas such as global health, disability studies and international development. Motivated by decolonizing approaches, contributors carefully weave the lived and embodied experiences of disabled people, families and communities through

African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 5 2017

African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 5 2017
  • Author : Charles Ngwena,Ilze Grobbelaar‐du Plessis,Helene Combrinck,Serges Djoyou Kamga
  • Publisher : Pretoria University Law Press
  • Release : 01 January 2017
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About the publication The African Disability Rights Yearbook addresses disability rights within the foundational structure laid down by the inaugural issue. The structure comprises a tripartite division between: articles; country reports; and shorter commentaries on recent regional and sub-regional developments. The African Disability Rights Yearbook aims to advance disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability as human rights

Sanaa the Golden Princess

Sanaa the Golden Princess
  • Author : Linda Black
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 27 October 2017
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This book was written to bring awareness to the inhumane treatment of people with albinism in Africa, namely Tanzania. Sanaa was born with albinism in Tanzania, Africa where being born with albinism could be detrimental to well-being and life. Her saving grace was she was adopted and brought to the United States to live. When she travels back to her birth country in search of family, what troubles lie ahead for her? Will she find her way back to the