Book description: 'Diamonds make dreams a reality.' writes Olga Levinson in this remarkable story of August Stauch, the lonely railway worker who stumbled across diamonds at an outpost in a god-forsaken desert area near Luderitz in the former German colony of South West Africa. With the ease of the skilled writer she brings to life the feverish rush for diamonds by a motley crowd of fortune-hunters. This is more than a human and poignant story. It is a history of diamonds and of South West Africa/Namibia, which makes it not only fascinating reading but instant Africana.
Hardcover. First edition published 1983 by Tafelberg. 172 pages. With B&W and colour photos.
Book condition: Bumping to the top corner of the book. Light shelf wear to the edges. Pages yellowing slightly to the edges. Binding is tight and square. Still in good condition overall.
Jacket condition: Bumping to the top corner. Light surface wear and wear to the edges.