Amy Wilson | The Sun Magazine

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson volunteered in Malawi, Africa, for the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance ( She lives in Oakland, California, and is embarking on a film project about the impact of global warming on indigenous communities in the Arctic.

— From June 2005
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

What They Taught Me

If the child is near death from malnutrition, then the rest of the family must also be hungry. According to Malawian custom, the husband eats first, then the wife, and then the children, in order of age. Often no food is left for the youngest.

June 2005
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