Itai T. Mupanduki's New Book Depicts Politics, Power and Corporate Greed in Africa

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Author pens eye-opening new book, ‘The Diamonds of Marange.’

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Itai T. Mupanduki’s new book, “The Diamonds of Marange” (published by Trafford Publishing), is a metaphor showcasing how politics, power and corporate greed undermines the African peasantry despite enormous wealth in their lands. It explores the treacherous African mineral terrain as it illustrates the powerless, voiceless peasants in the village of Marange pitted against corrupt government elite.

Mupanduki takes readers to Marange through the eyes of Mugove, a peasant farmer, Taona, a high school teacher and the generality of characters who serve in their various capacities to illustrate the disjointed social and political atmosphere emerging because of the diamond discovery. The author shares a number of contradictions and relationships that emerge in the peasant-elite-multinational company triangle sure to interest and entertain readers.

When asked what his inspiration was in penning “The Diamonds of Marange,” Mupanduki responds, “To highlight the problems and predicaments of the common man in this resource-rich country on a yet unclear path to development and attempts at self empowerment, while educating the reader on relevant politico-economic issues very influenced by power, greed and conglomerate expansion.”

“The Diamonds of Marange” is essential reading for anyone interested in Africa and its minerals.

“The Diamonds of Marange”
By Itai T. Mupanduki
E-Book | 100 pages | ISBN 9781466918542
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Itai Mupanduki is a Zimbabwean medical doctor who has experienced human suffering. He resides in Charleston, S.C.

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