PODCAST: City of Thorns—Inside the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Rawlence-City-of-Thorns-eBookEpisode 98 of Africa Past and Present has been released!

Listen to author Ben Rawlence (Open Society Foundations Fellow) discuss his new book: City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp.

Working in Dadaab, Kenya, he describes Somali refugees’ daily struggles, their personal lives, social relationships, trade, and Islam. The interview closes with reflections on the international dimensions of the conflict in Somalia and prospects for peace.

The Africa Past and Present podcast is hosted by Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and co-produced by Matrix — the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences — and the Department of History.