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City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp

Author: Ben Rawlence; Derek Perkins
Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Audio, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks, or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Compact discs
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Rawlence; Derek Perkins
ISBN: 9781515905042 1515905047
OCLC Number: 945638343
Notes: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Derek Perkins.
Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 720 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Ben Rawlence.

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Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks, or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary. Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there.

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