“This is not a picture book for the kinderbox. It is an uncomfortable read, demanding a response and raising issues about which there is deafening silence. This is a book that should be included in the curriculum in Secondary Schools, from PHSE to fashion, and should be on every adult library shelf.” 5 star BfK review
This provocative, almost wordless picture book from the creator of The Island and The Mediterranean is a parable that explores how the desire for endless riches perpetuates chains of inequality and corruption.
Mama, if I was to dig a hole in our garden, would I find a diamond?
No, darling, there are no diamonds here.
Where are diamonds, then?
Oh, in other countries. In Africa for example …
With Afterwords from Francesco Boille, journalist, and Riccardo Noury, for Amnesty International, Italy.