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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About the author

Michael Williams is a writer of plays, musicals, operas and novels and the Managing Director of Cape Town Opera in South Africa. He began writing "radio plays" while studying at University of Cape Town and had his first novel published when he was twenty-five years old. He has written operas for young people based on African mythology as well as the libretti for symphonic operas that have premiered around the world. Michael is the author of several books, including the highly praised young adult novels Crocodile Burning and Now Is the Time for Running. He finds writing fiction to be the perfect antidote to the drama of keeping an opera company alive in Africa.
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Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Published on
Dec 2, 2014
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9780316320665
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Young Adult Fiction / Boys & Men
Young Adult Fiction / Family / General
Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / Africa
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
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