Rosa Lyster: Diamond Fields, 26 May 2022
Show More Empire of Diamonds: Victorian Gems in Imperial Settings by Adrienne Munich.
Virginia, 296 pp., £27.50, May 2020, 978 0 8139 4400 5Show More
Blood, Sweat and Earth: The Struggle for Control over the World’s Diamonds by Tijl Vanneste.
Reaktion, 432 pp., £25, October 2021, 978 1 78914 435 2Show More
“... not enough to do. White men get paid here for walking around.There are the accounts, detailed by Tijl Vanneste in Blood, Sweat and Earth, of the illicit trade on the diamond fields: white-owned canteens masquerading as charitable enterprises, where meals were advertised as free but it was expected that the Black clientele would leave a diamond in the ...”