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Professor Misir donates books to USP Library

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Professor Prem Misir, Pro Vice Chancellor, Solomon Islands and Professor for the Head of School Public Health and USP Librarian, Ms. Elizabeth Reade Fong.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) Library received two books covering subjects of HIV & AIDS and Women in Indenture by Professor Prem Misir, the newly appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for the Solomon Islands Campus and Professor of the School of Public Health, on 24 October 2018.

“The book on HIV & AIDS Knowledge & Stigma in Guyana is the outcome of research on the awareness of the subject in high schools in the Caribbean focusing on adolescents and young people because `they are globally the largest group that are at the great risk of contracting HIV,” said Professor Misir.

He stated that “… the thinking is that if you have knowledge of the HIV scenario of the disease process you will be able to remove yourself from any out of risk behaviors; out of risk sexual behavior that can lead you to contracting of the disease’. This was the reason the University of the West Indies Press agreed to publish the title in 2013”.

The book was written by Pro Misir whilst he was the Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Guyana.

The second book The Subaltern Indian Women: Domination and Social Degradation is a 2018 publication of Palgrave Macmillan edited by Professor Misir.  

This book is an outcome of a conference hosted by the University of the Fiji to mark 100 years of the end of Indian indenture-ship.

The Preface was written by the USP Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra with Professor Misir contributing the introduction and overview and the final chapter on violence against women in Fiji.  

Chapters discuss the Indian women in India, Surinam, Fiji, Jamaica, the Caribbean, Mauritius and South Africa pre, during and post-indenture.  Contributors include Professor Brij. V Lal, Mishi Farquee, Verene A. Shepherd and Ravndra K. Jain.

The Library is pleased to add these titles to its Collection.


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