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Habiba My Habiba is set against the horror of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. This is a personalized account of a young man who set out to earn money in a distant city in order to get married.But in due course he is distracted from his efforts to earn money and takes up with several loose women. He falls in love with one of them, who has a heart-rending story of her own to tell. These star-crossed lovers, finally having found each other, come face to face with a bleak future exasperated by their lack of money or resources.Even as they struggle with the practical problems of trying to earn a decent living, and traveling to another country for work, they are faced with the ultimate problem, AIDS, which they called simply "the syndrome."It is a tragic Romeo and Juliet story with a modern twist that focuses on this modern scourge.