"Those diamonds are a curse for us. When one day they dig them up, our people will be dead.

Now we live in relocation camps. We are dying in the camps and we are full of pain. We see alcoholism, TB, HIV/AIDS - things we did not have before. We want to return to our homes, to the land of our ancestors.

We have our own organisation, First People of the Kalahari. We were even given an alternative Nobel prize last year for standing up to the government. Please help us, Sir. We know you are a famous and respected man, and that if you speak up for us many people will listen. We hope you will use your film The Blood Diamond to let people know that we too are victims of diamonds, and we just want to go home.

Yours sincerely,

Kgeikani Kweni

The First People of the Kalahari

PO Box 173, Ghanzi, Botswana

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