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Title:Facets of power: politics, profits and people in the making of Zimbabwe's blood diamonds
Editors:Saunders, RichardISNI
Nyamunda, TinasheISNI
City of publisher:Avondale
Publisher:Wits University Press
ISBN:1779222882; 9781779222886; 1868149757; 9781868149759; 9781779222893; 9781868149766
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
diamond mining
natural resource management
offences against human rights
Abstract:This collective volume focuses on the diamond fields of Chiadzwa, Zimbabwe, one of the world's largest sources of rough diamonds. These diamond fields have been the root of many problems since their discovery in 2006. After their discovery security forces engaged with informal miners and black market dealers in the exploitation of the diamonds, disrupting local communities and looting a key national resource. The following formalisation of diamond mining in 2010 introduced new forms of large-scale theft, displacement and human rights abuses. The contributors to this book present a narrative of these events, and of popular resistance. They also offer alternatives for managing natural resources. Contents: Introduction: the many facets of Marange's diamonds (Richard Saunders); Geologies of power: conflict diamonds, security politics and Zimbabwe's troubled transition (Richard Saunders); Reap what you sow: corruption and greed in Marange's diamond fields (Alan Martin); Enforcer or enabler? Rethinking the Kimberley process in the shadow of Marange (Shamiso Mrisi); Marange diamonds and the Kimberley process: an activist's account (Farai Maguwu); Free-for-all? Artisanal diamond mining and economic redistribution on the edges of the State, 2006-2008 (Tinashe Nyamunda); The social impact of mining on schools in Marange, 2006-2013 (Mathew Ruguwa); Forced removals and hidden power: involuntary displacement and resettlement in Marange (Crescentia Madebwe and Victor Madebwe); Holding ground: community, companies and resistance in Chiadzwa (Melanie Chiponda and Richard Saunders); Epilogue: back to the beginning (Richard Saunders). [ASC Leiden abstract]