City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp.

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City of Thorns

Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp


14.99 [pounds sterling] PORTOBELLO BOOKS ISBN: 978-1-84627-5876


Ben Rawlence is a former researcher for Human Rights Watch in the Horn of Africa. In City of Thorns, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the Dadaab refugee camp, and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there. Lucid, vivid and illuminating, here is an urgent human story with deep international repercussions, brought to life through the people of Dadaab.

Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement in northern Kenya, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks...

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