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Insightful view of challenges facing refugees in Dadaab camp; home to over half a million people from central, eastern and Horn of Africa. Rawlence's book provides a way in to understanding day-to-day difficulties and offers the story behind a number of individuals resident in the camp.... how they got there, what they have done or have to do to survive, what and where they aspire to. Of value in understanding the human side to the complexities of forced migration and the roles of the many stakeholders operating in these environments.
If you are debating whether to listen to this don't as it is a vital book.
Ben Rawlence has created a brilliant book which through recording the daily struggle of refugees in the world largest camp, should gives those of us lucky enough to live a relatively privileged life an insight into the lives of people who are regularly demonised in the press.
Clearly Ben has spent a great deal of time getting to know the people involved, and it feels as a very important piece of work.
However, it is not a depressing read as the continued resilience of people who go through so much ultimately provides a hopeful message, which should inspire us all.