New Novel by Itai Mupanduki Educates Readers On Blood Diamonds

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Diamonds are discovered in village, becomes focus of corrupt politicians in ‘The Diamonds of Marange.’

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In “The Diamonds of Marange”, author Itai Mupanduki pens a story of greed and power as a race for diamonds escalates to dangerous and treacherous levels.

In “The Diamonds of Marange” (published by Trafford Publishing), author Itai Mupanduki pens a story of greed and power as a race for diamonds escalates to dangerous and treacherous levels.

The village of Marange, Zimbabwe is peaceful and ideal for farmer Mugove and chemistry teacher Taona, but the discovery of diamonds turns the village into a battlefield. A group of corrupt government officials and a ruthless multinational company both want control of the mines, and will stop at nothing to take them over.

Mugove and Taona watch helplessly as their beloved village and its property become targets. Can they rally the villagers to take back what is rightfully theirs?

“‘The Diamonds of Marange’ is a piece of work specifically out to make a case and educate people about current missed developmental issues in Africa,” writes Mupanduki. “It is also a work of entertainment that will make the reader sometimes laugh and sometimes baffled. It is really a metaphorical story which I believe is of great interest to those scholars and readers with a keen interest in contemporary Africa. The book raises important questions about future policy and discourse even as the reader is entertained.”

Praise for “The Diamonds of Marange”:

"Itai Mupanduki, a Zimbabwean medical doctor has experienced human suffering. In this book however, he uses the personal stories of Mugove, a Marange peasant, Taona and Anesu, university students, and weaves their various stories in the face of relentless international capital exploitation of the resources of the country."

  •     Professor Kenneth Mufuka, Lander University, South Carolina

The Diamonds of Marange
By Itai Mupanduki
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 102 pages | ISBN 9781425176389
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Itai Mupanduki lives and writes in Charleston, S.C.

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