Diamond boy

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My father says that a journey should always change your life in some way. Well, when you have nothing, I suppose a journey promises everything. "Diamonds for everyone." That's what fifteen-year-old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields. Soon Patson is working in the mines along with four friends, pooling their profits for a chance at a better life. Each of them hopes to find a girazi , a priceless stone that could change their circumstances forever. But when the government's soldiers come to Marange, Patson's world is shattered. Set against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's brutal recent history, Diamond Boy is the story of a young man who succumbs to greed but finds his way out through a transformative journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister, in search of freedom, and in search of himself. A high-stakes, harrowing adventure in the blood-diamond fields of southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running .
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full_title diamond boy
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subject_facet Blacks -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction, Diamond mines and mining -- Fiction, Shona (African people) -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Zimbabwe -- Fiction
title_display Diamond boy
title_full Diamond Boy, Diamond boy / Michael Williams
title_short Diamond boy
topic_facet Blacks, Diamond mines and mining, Shona (African people), Survival, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature