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Larry Krotz

Larry Krotz is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and author of five previous books, including Midlifeman and Tourists, which looks at how mass tourism is changing the world. Over the past 25 years he has travelled to a number of African countries, where he produced the documentary film, Searching for Hawa’s Secret, and wrote extensively for magazines and newspapers on scientific research and foreign aid projects. Originally from Winnipeg, he currently lives in Toronto.

Diagnosing the Legacy

The Discovery, Research, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Youth

Larry Krotz (Author), Frances Desjarlais (Foreword), Heather Dean (Afterword) + others

Indigenous youngsters from two communities in northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario were showing up not with with what looked like type 2 diabetes. Over the next few decades more children would confront what was turning into not only a medical but also a social and community challenge.

Piecing the Puzzle

The Genesis of AIDS Research in Africa

Larry Krotz (Author)

In Piecing the Puzzle, Larry Krotz chronicles the fascinating history of the Kenyan, Canadian, Belgian, and American research team that uncovered HIV/AIDS in Kenya, their scientific breakthroughs and setbacks, and their exceptional thirty-year relationship that began a new era of global health collaboration.

Larry Krotz (Author)

In The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa, Larry Kotz explores the "good intentions" that underlie Westerners' urge to help Africa. He focuses specifically on people involved in trying to end the Angolan civil war, AIDS research in Kenya, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the UNIM circumcision research project in Kenya. Along with telling their stories, he examines the ethical and social implications of humanitarian and research projects in Africa, raising many difficult, yet critically important, questions.