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many of the gems in the marketplace are from places where their harvest causes violent
social upheaval” (
Setting: 1990s when the RUF in Sierra Leone enslave people to search for diamonds(Edelstein 1)
They in turn use the money from the diamonds for munitions (Edelstein 1)
Solomon Vandy, the main character, finds a large pink diamond and is caught by a RUFcaptain (Edelstein 1)
Danny Archer is trying to pay off his debts while Solomon Vandy is trying to find hisfamily all thanks to the diamond (Edelstein 1)
Solomon is not trusting of Danny Archer because of him being Caucasian (Edelstein 1)
Solomon Vandy loses his son to the RUF fighters (Denby 1)
Solomon, Danny, and Maddy all want something, and they take turns using, helping,
and half trusting one another to get it”
Maddey Bowen is tired of writing sensitive and useless stories about Africa, and wants apart of the action offered by Solomon Vandy and Danny Archer (Denby 2)