What happens when an African boy , who has escaped a civil war in Sierra Leone and who is employed as a geologist by a South African diamond mining company, meets a Canadian Inuit girl, trained as an environmentalist and employed by the Federal Government? And what if they meet as adversaries, in the northwest territories of Canada at one of the richest diamond mining dicoveries in world history? And what if they fall in love?
Bloody Diamonds follows the young life of Sam Kambo and Sarah Akana from childhood to adulthood during a period in history when a cruel civil war was taking place in Sierra Leone, financed by blood diamonds and the discovery of gemstones in the barren and hostile Canadian north. Can the love of two people with vastly different cultures and career paths survive?
McCavour takes the pulse of the Canadian north and deals with many local issues including cutural genocide, aboriginal rights, substance abuse, crime, suicide, and the effect of global warming on ice roads, treelines, permafrost and year round access to the Arctic.
The life story of Sam Kambo and Sarah Akana will serve as a role model for all North, Central and South American aboriginals.
I have just finished Bloody Diamonds and what a bloody good read it was. I did not want it to end.
Lois Davis, Author and Poet, Akron, Ohio.
Tom, I'm far from being a literary critic, but I know what is in a good story - a page turner. Somerset Maughan said "The role of a novelist is to tell a good story." You did!
Douglas Keary, Engineer and Landscape Painter, Collingwood, Ontario
Bloody Diamonds is a novel that takes liberties with places and people but McCavour presents a realistic overview of Canada's North. His research on the facts and skillful presentation are to be commended.
Dick Hill, First Mayor of Inuvik, Northwest Territories
About The Author
Thomas McCavour, with a background in engineering and construction and an intimate kowledge of the Canadian North, has written his first historical novel.
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