The Flight of the Diamond Smugglers
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- Jul 16, 2021 6:00 pm
- 52:40 mins
Along the coast of South Africa, carrier pigeons are snuck onto mine property in hopes of smuggling out a sparkling prize. The risks are great as security shoot pigeons on site and some smugglers disappear without a trace. Msizi, a thirteen-year-old diamond digger, often takes the risk and steals diamonds with the help of his pigeon, Bartholomew. Guest: Matthew Gavin Frank author of "Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession and Greed Along Coastal South Africa"