This year, we are looking forward to holding our first pre-festival event – looking at stories of displacement and survival. Join us at SOAS on 27 April to discuss the book City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp with author Ben Rawlence & Nadifa Mohamed.
Wed 27 April 2016, 19:15 -20:45
Khalili Lecture Theatre – SOAS Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG
City of Thorns is a vivid and powerful account, bringing together stories of nine individuals living in the Dadaab refugee camp, northern Kenya. Created 25 years ago to hold 90,000 Somalian refugees, the camp has since expanded to hold around half a million people from several nations. This book interweaves stories of its residents within the wider forces of regional politics and humanitarian aid. Author Ben Rawlence will be joined by fiction writer Nadifa Mohamed to discuss the personal experiences depicted in the book, the challenges of the region, and the politics of storytelling and narrative.