Orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Crisis, the Interventions, and the Anthropologist

@article{Drah2012OrphansIS,
  title={Orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Crisis, the Interventions, and the Anthropologist},
  author={Bright B. Drah},
  journal={Africa Today},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={2 - 21}
}
Response to the orphan crisis in sub-Saharan Africa has focused mainly on mobilizing and distributing material resources to households with orphans. Only a few anthropologists have interrogated the frameworks and values on which the projects for orphans are based. In this paper, I analyze the trends in foster-care research in Africa and suggest that current ethnographic data on foster-care practices do not adequately reflect the changing context of fostering in Africa. There is a need for fresh… 

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