Cover image for City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp
City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp
Rawlence, Ben author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Picador, [2016]
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xvi, 384 pages : maps ; 22 cm
A researcher for Human Rights Watch describes the refugee camp in Dadaab, home to those fleeing civil war in Somalia, and highlights the life of various residents, including a former child soldier, a schoolgirl and a youth leader. --Publisher.
PART ONE. Maʼa lul: Famine. The Horn of Africa ; Guled ; Maryam ; Ifo ; Nisho ; Isha ; Hawa Jube ; A Friday in Nairobi ; Maiden voyage ; The silent march ; Muna and Monday ; Live from Dadaab ; Billai -- PART TWO. Rob: Rain. Kidnap ; The Jubaland Initiative ; Tawane ; Heroes day ; Kheyro ; Police! Police! ; Nomads in the city ; We are not here to impose solutions from afar ; Y = al-Shabaab ; Buufis ; Grufor ; In bed with the enemy -- PART THREE. Guri: Home. Crackdown! ; The stain of sugar ; Becoming a leader ; Too much football ; The night watchman ; Sugar daddy ; Italy, or die trying ; Waiting for the moon ; Eid El-Fitr ; Solar mamas ; Knowledge never expires ; Welcome to Westgate ; Westgate two ; A lap dance with the UN ; A better place.

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