I have read around 120 pages of this fascinating book, City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence on the world’s largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab, located in the northeastern province of Kenya, near the Somali border. Mr. Rawlence focuses on nine lives in this camp and the struggles that each of them must endure in order to survive. Some have come from Somalia, as well as the Sudan and even Kenyans.
Mr. Rawlence digs into each of their personal lives and shows their relationship with the other refugees and how politics, religion, bribery, greed and just plain survival skills play into a camp that has grown to over half a million people when it was originally planned for around 90,000. I will be writing a more in-depth review at our sister site www.consilientinterestreview.com
This is a must read if you wish to have any understanding about the immigrant crisis in our world today and all the factors that play into moving this people to safety and creating a more peaceful world. I must give credit where credit is due, Mr. Rawlence has done his due diligence on this subject and has spent an enormous amount of time and passion in giving hsi readers the opportunity to discover and understand this problem.
Here is a video from Mr. Rawlence from Google Talks: