n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Never too small to remember : Memory work and resilience in times of Aids, Philippe Denis (ed.) : book review

Volume 34, Issue Issue-2/3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Families who are affected, and especially children who are orphaned because of the HIV / AIDS epidemic, often do not know how to talk about their pain and loss. The Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa developed the 'Memory Box Programme' to help orphans to record their stories as a way of enhancing resilience and agency in their lives. The basic assumption of the memory box methodology is that children, who have a positive recollection of their parents, their illness and death, are better able to cope with the hardships of their circumstances.

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