There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Melissa Fay Greene

Narrated By: Julie Fain Lawrence

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: September 2006

Duration: 14 hours 58 minutes


When an Ethiopian woman of modest means opens her home to AIDS orphans, lives change. With this immensely powerful story, a distinguished author and two-time National Book Award finalist puts a human face on Africa's AIDS crisis.

Haregewoin Teferra's middle-class life in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was shattered when her husband and daughter died within a few years of each other. Bereft, she became a recluse, living in a hut near her daughter's grave. Then a priest delivered two orphaned teenagers into her care


  • Ziggie

    To say that I loved this book would be a gross understatement. This book tuggs on your heart strings, educates, provokes to action, and opens your eyes to a completely different, but very real, world of the African HIV/AIDS orphan crisis. This should be a required reading for all humankind. Written with great clarity, this book will change your life. It did mine.

  • Gilma Chute

    I really like this book. Melissa Fay Greene did an excellent research about Aids in the world. The situation of the kids in Ethiopia it was sad. We all know that we should help humanity bud some of us chose to look the other way. I admire people like Bereft, and the people that adopted the kids, are my real heroes.