Diamonds in the Shadow Setting & Symbolism

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Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds are diamonds mined in Africa that are later used to fund civil war. Blood diamonds earned their name for funding mass genocide in Africa.

Child Soldiers

Child Soldiers are children in Africa - usually orphaned or otherwise vulnerable - that are forced into bloody warfare by terrifying warlords. The children are used to kill their own families, neighbors, or teachers.

Liberia

Liberia is the country that the Amabo family comes from in Africa.

Nigeria

Nigeria is the African country where the Amabos lived in refugee camps awaiting their transport to America.

Connecticut

Connecticut is the state where the Finches live. The Finches live in an affluent, upper middle class neighborhood where they needn't even lock their doors at night, a far cry from the home life the Amabos are used to.

Boston

Boston is where Andre goes to meet with doctors about his prosthetic...

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