Diamonds in Sierra Leone Book Review by Nicky

Diamonds in Sierra Leone
An analysis of the novel "The Diamonds" by J. Sorie Conteh.
# 128699 | 2,033 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 04, 2010 in Literature (African)

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The paper examines the social, economic, political and religious impacts of diamonds in the novel and highlights how the diamond mining industry has forever altered the lives of the people in Sierra Leone. The paper points out the message of this novel, that greed can corrupt a person, and it can corrupt an entire society.

From the Paper:

"In the beginning of the novel, Gibao is the most successful farmer in his village, but he knows that he wants more out of life. He sees others around him gaining their fortunes in the diamond mines, and he is determined to join the ranks of the wealthy. The novel sets the stage for change by vividly describing Gibao's life in the farming village. His life is peaceful and content, but he cannot seem to be happy with that, and sets off to find something more. This sets up the theme of the novel, that Sierra Leone is changing because of people like Gibao, and the entire fabric of the country will alter by the time the novel is done. This is just not about Gibao and his family, they represent all the families that diamonds have adversely affected, and they are a microcosm for the entire society."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Conteh, J. Sorie. The Diamonds. New York: Lekon New Dimensions Publishing, 2001.

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