The Resource City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp, by Ben Rawlence

City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp, by Ben Rawlence

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City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp
Title
City of thorns
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nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp
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by Ben Rawlence
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Language
eng
Summary
Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, 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. Among them are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scrapes an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education. In City of Thorns, 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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Has edition
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
967.7305/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.4.K4
LC item number
R39 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
City of thorns : nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp, by Ben Rawlence
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 611-616)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Ma'a 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 -- 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 -- 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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23 cm.
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Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
621 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490209
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(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2016006760
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