Ben Rawlence (2016 Event)
Dadaab Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya has existed for 25 years. Originally created for 90,000 Somalian refugees it now contains over 350,000 people, including 10,000 third-generation inhabitants. Over a period of four years, Ben Rawlence explored this extraordinary 'temporary' city, getting close to the realities of life for its inhabitants. In this event recorded live at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he discusses City of Thorns, a book that takes us beyond the shock headlines, offering testament to the frailty and resilience of humanity.