Ben Rawlence talks about his internationally best selling book City of Thorns. Recently book of the week on Radio Four, it interweaves the stories of nine people living in the refugee camp Dadaab.
To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a ‘nursery for terrorists’ but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. City of Thorns is an urgent human story with deep international repercussions, brought to life through the stories of people who call Dadaab home.
Los Angeles Times “Magisterial”
The Sunday Times “Masterful”
The Guardian “Remarkable… brilliant…Timely, compelling and disturbing.”
In aid of the WindleTrust which supports secondary education in the camp.