Table of Contents:
  • An introduction to Africa's diamonds
  • Africa's mineral wealth : material and mythical
  • From illusion to reality : the Kimberley discoveries, the diamond "rush," and the "Wild West" in Africa
  • Consolidation and control : the birth and growth of the cartel
  • Creating "New Kimberleys" elsewhere in Africa
  • The experiences of African works on Colonial-era mines
  • A resource curse : "blood diamonds," state oppression, and violence
  • Africa's diamonds : a rough past with a brighter future.