"Taking the reader through landscapes of disease, devastation and hope, Henderson's book is theoretically erudite without her philosophical observations overwriting the words of her respondents. She shows what fidelity in the fields anthropologists cultivate means within the practice of anthropology." Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
"In a most personal and ethically informed narrative, Henderson develops a carnal anthropology of the decaying and dying body of HIV/AIDS patients that may trigger love and care as well as stress and rejection. Her work will be of immense benefit to medics, social workers, and home-based care organisations confronted with this disease."
Jean-Pierre Warnier, Professor of Anthropology, African Studies Centre, Paris " [...] a beautiful, messy-with-life book. I am awed by Henderson’s protracted ethnographicwork, and her storytelling, that at once sprawls out into a community and spills inwards, closely grained, looking steadily (and respectfully) at the minutiae of how illness, griefand healing is experienced in mutual, inter-subjective gestures. There is something
astute, fierce and intimate that we take away from reading A Kinship of Bones – like touching and being touched, we see and care about people in a different way." Linda Wilbraham, Rhodes University, South Africa