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Princess Kasune Zulu grew up in an Africa trying to make sense of the mystery illness claiming its people. As a child, she could not know the disease that claimed the lives of her parents and baby sister would go on to infect more than 100 million people. Left alone to care for her siblings, Princess later discovered she herself was HIV positive. But she heard a calling toPrincess Kasune Zulu grew up in an Africa trying to make sense of the mystery illness claiming its people. As a child, she could not know the disease that claimed the lives of her parents and baby sister would go on to infect more than 100 million people. Left alone to care for her siblings, Princess later discovered she herself was HIV positive. But she heard a calling to become an advocate and ambassador for those affected by disease and poverty. From talking to truck drivers about AIDS to her providential work as a radio broadcaster, Princess has boldly stepped up to speak on behalf of the voiceless and forgotten. Princess's journey has taken her from the dusty villages of Zambia to the offices of world leaders from the White House to the United Nations. Her message is that we can now become the first generation to end extreme poverty, if only we have the will to do so. Her story shows that even though life is uncertain and our time may be short, we each have a role to play in bringing healing and hope to our world. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of this book will support children affected by AIDS....

Title : Warrior Princess: Fighting for Life with Courage and Hope
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ISBN : 9780830837250
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Warrior Princess: Fighting for Life with Courage and Hope Reviews

  • Bob
    2019-05-04 18:42

    You are a young girl growing up in middle class Zambia. You have dreams of becoming a broadcaster, and you are named Princess because your family is connected to tribal leaders. You begin to see people around you, mothers and fathers, grow thin, sicken and die from a mysterious illness. Children are orphaned. Then, first your own father, and then your mother succumb to the same illness. At the end of your mother's life you make a desperate day's journey to a hospital to obtain miconazole (a drug you can buy at any pharmacy in North America for athlete's foot) only to arrive home to find she has passed. Now you are an orphan, caring for your siblings and trying to make your way.The temptation is to secure help from "sugar daddies", providing sexual favors in exchange. Eventually you marry a man who has had several wives because he can provide for you and your family. Meanwhile, you learn that the mysterious disease that took so many loved ones is HIV/AIDS and it becomes an urgent matter to know your status, even though your husband forbids it. Finally you learn that both you and your husband are HIV positive.This story, and the amazing response of the author to this news is the narrative of this book. Princess, growing in her faith during this time, resolves "I shall not die before I die." She educates herself about the disease, for which at this time there is no treatment. She realizes education and prevention are crucial and so starts a school in her home for orphaned children. She poses as a prostitute to educate truckers who were prime vectors of the disease. On one of her hitchhiking trips, she is picked up by a physician who has been looking for an HIV positive person to share her story to educate others. This leads to a radio program (remember that broadcasting dream?) called "Positively Living" that begins to educate her country about the disease.She receives a prophecy that she will speak to world leaders and see the flag of the United States standing still. I won't give everything in the book away but this prophecy is fulfilled in striking fashion.The book is honest. Princess makes no attempt to cover the marital difficulties that led to her eventual divorce. Some may not approve of the choices she made in this marriage, or of tactics such as posing as a prostitute (yet of such is the human lineage of Jesus made up). Some may object to the fact that the book doesn't take an "abstinence only" stance to prevention. Yet this book is valuable in understanding the human cost of HIV/AIDS in Africa and the particular plight of women (who make up the majority of AIDS patients and often contract this from spouses). It also can help us grasp the powerful impact that a combined approach of development, education, and treatment and prevention aid can make in lowering disease incidence and improving the life of our fellow human beings in Africa.

  • Loraine
    2019-04-21 16:21

    This book is an eye-opening look at HIV/AIDS and how it has affected the African continent and Zambia in particular. Young Princess Kasune Zulu is a feisty, strong, and independent woman who finds she has developed HIV. Though poor and uneducated, she feels it is her Christian calling in a male-dominated culture to speak out and inform her people to stop this deadly disease that is killing her people. Little does she know that her persistent tiny voice will become a lot shout heard round the world. Great humanitarian story that makes you ask yourself what can I do to help?

  • Danial Tanvir
    2019-05-09 21:38

    I bought this book from a small book shop in Bangkok ,Thailand 2 months ago and it took me about 4 to 5 days to finish reading is about a person called Kasune Zulu who is a princess and is from Zambia in Africa where she is from.the co author is Belinda. A. Collins who is from Australia.she got her self checked and was positive for hiv aids.she has described in this book about her life and how she grew up in a small village.most of her friends and relatives have died from Hiv Aids.and very few people even knew that Hiv Aids existed till the 1980's.the author is a Christian and loves Jesus.she then gets married to man 25 years her senior , he is called Moffat Zulu, and has 2 children joy and faith.she was only a teenager back then.she talks about her love for jesus and all.she then opens a school for poor children called "the fountain of life".this is a scheme which helps poor children who have this problem.she gets married again. to a person called David.she is from a very poor and backward country in Africa which is Zambia.she then starts coming on a radio where she talks about people with hiv aids and wants people to become aware of this problem.she then goes to America , which is new York, she comes out of her country for the first time and is amazed and shocked to see the buildings and how people live since it is a first world country and then she says to her self that how corrupt are the leaders of her country that they come to these places like the west but they do not care about the people suffering in her own country. then she goes to Washington dc where she meets the president bush. she tells him to help people in Africa who has hiv aids,she explains to him the plight and the misery of the people of her country and about how millions are suffering in Africa.she also gets a kiss from the president bush and she feels great and cant believe what is happening.this was the head line all over the news papers.the princess Kasune Zulu starts living in America and shifts to Chicago and continues to fight for the rights of people in her country!.what a brave women!.this was an amazing book and I am glad that I read it and its a true story!.this was one great read!.

  • Starfire
    2019-05-08 20:36

    Princess Kasune Zulu's story of growing up in poverty-stricken Zambia and discovering she was HIV+ should be grim and depressing, but the energy she brings to both her life and her story is amazing. Instead of leaving the book feeling depressed, I leave it feeling energised, determined and inspired - not least, it gives me another reason to complete Trailwalker next year, since Oxfam was one of the charities she mentions making a huge difference in her country.Princess's vibrant attitude to life, sickness and living - her deliberate refusal to 'die before she's dead' - also makes me challenge my own attitudes to health and illness in myself and others.'Warrior Princess' is at once immensely readable due to Princess's engaging writing style, and hard to read because of the mind-boggling immensity of the issues of poverty and global HIV. But it's a book I'm glad that I've read, and an excellent reminder of all the things in my life I take for granted without realising it.I'm giving 'Warrior Princess' an 8/10 and recommending it to anyone looking for an inspiring, challenging biography.

  • Susan
    2019-05-19 22:24

    Warrior Princessby Princess Kasune Zulu with Belinda Collins 1CHere is the story of an unlikely young woman who has changed the world. Orphaned in her teens in Zambia, her passion to be a voice for the voiceless in the midst of the AIDS pandemic took her from preaching to hardened truckers along the 18AIDS Highway 19 to churches across the United States and ultimately to the White House. Her story is a triumph of the human spirit that continues to inspire all who meet her. This was written by Rich Stearns, president of World Vision US, and author of The Hole in Our Gospel. I could not have explained what this book was about any better than Rich Stearns. Yes, one person can make a difference 26 Princess Kasune Zulu did! This is her story of a young women living with AIDS and her faith in God. How her passion for helping those in need in Zambia lead her to a global campaign on educating and fighting the tragedies that AIDS leave behind.Be prepared, once you pick up this book, it is difficult to put down.

  • Kari
    2019-04-29 19:26

    The incredible story of a young Zambian woman named Princess. A number of her family members died of a mysterious disease which she later tested positive for...HIV/AIDS. Instead of it being a death sentence for her, she rejoiced knowing that this was the mountain God had given her (from prophecy earlier in her life.) She went on to start a school for orphans, teach others about HIV/AIDS in some rather unconventional ways, host a radio show, work for World Vision, and travel the world speaking about poverty and disease in Africa. It is encouraging and inspiring and I believe she is really making an impact for the Kingdom, and for Africa.

  • Sharon
    2019-05-10 16:22

    A wonderful true story of Princess, who was raised in Zambia. Her family is personally affected by the AIDS epidemic in Zambia. Princess rises to the top and amidst family problems and suspicions about her activities, she becomes a leader in fund raising, teaching about AIDS in Africa, starting a school for the helpless children/orphans of AIDS, starting a radio show, travelling worldwide to speak on AIDS, and so much more. You will be intrigued by her unfailing positive spirit and persistence.

  • Lauree
    2019-05-14 21:20

    This woman is truly amazing. She has had a rough life, but she paints an inspiring, upbeat cheerful picture as she puts a human face on the AIDS epidemic and the many problems of poverty in Zambia and other parts of Africa. Despite being orphaned, having to leave school in tenth grade, and becoming HIV positive, she has accomplished so much not only for herself and her many dependents, but for all of Africa.

  • Kate
    2019-05-12 23:21

    I actually found it hard to write a review for this book. The story of this woman is remarkable but some of her choices along the way in her Christian life I'm not sure if I agree with them or not (not sure how I would respond in the same situation). I then find it hard to think who I could recommend it to. I think if you read it as a memoir then it's a brilliant read.

  • Belinda Jones
    2019-05-18 17:19

    Princess' story is an incredible journey. Her outlook on life is so hopeful and I found it useful in helping me deal with my own life's challanges. Would definitely recommend this story to anyone who loves a great biography, story of hope or who is interested in Africa

  • Benjamin Jackson
    2019-04-23 20:39

    This is the first author I have met in person and actually purchased the book from her personally, not to mention the photo and book signing.A good story, a strong woman, I am glad I read it.

  • Robin
    2019-05-10 16:32

    amazing story of courage and love - I recommend this for anyone who doubts the difference one person can make in this world

  • Hadeel Rajab
    2019-05-08 00:35

    One of the most amazing books I've ever read, I highly recommend this book for everyone who wants to know how one simple person can make a change and be such a hero ✌

  • Betty
    2019-05-22 00:45

    Amazing what this Zambian woman has accomplished already in her young life - a testament to her faith, her personality, and her character. A page turner for me.

  • Jumana
    2019-05-15 20:35

    Inspiring and heartbreaking testimony about the AIDS epidemic in Zambia.

  • Veronica
    2019-05-12 20:30

    I got this book for free and Iwhile I don't think I would have purchased it for myself I did enjoy reading it.

  • gabrielle
    2019-04-25 16:29

    I couldn't finish this. It got too much into "God spoke to me" and "abortion is bad", which I disagree with.

  • Missie Kay
    2019-05-03 18:31

    An inspiring story, told clearly and engagingly. Highly recommended.