The Trenches between Languages and Nation-building

This inaugural issue of The Sparkplug reflects on the impact of mining on displacement, land division and the loss of language. Languages are living fields of experience, embodying the eternal human challenge of being liberated through communication, and restricted by finite terms. The shades and tones of innumerable human languages are precious, conveying to us entirely new… Continue reading The Trenches between Languages and Nation-building

Who’s Entitled?

Diamond Mining and Internal Displacement in Botswana By Lital KhaikinPublished in Volume 1, Issue 1 of The Sparkplug Diamonds are forever—so begins the brand statement of any generic diamond company leaning in on the mythological status of deep time and the alchemical compression of history.   From encrusting royal jewelry, to the consumer rite of… Continue reading Who’s Entitled?