Books That Spur: Ben Rawlence City Of Thorns – Spur Toronto


In his book City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp, Rawlence interweaves individual stories to show what life is like in the camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there. Lucid, vivid and illuminating, City of Thorns is an urgent human story with deep international repercussions, brought to life through the people who call Dadaab home.

Rawlence discusses his work with Toronto Star Foreign Affairs reporter and award-winning journalist Marina Jimenez at the 2016 Toronto Spur Festival.


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