Global Book Club Meeting: City of Thorns
  • Room 405, Babbage Building (This room has disabled access - if the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.)

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Dadaab in Kenya is home to half a million refugees, mainly Somalis fleeing war, famine and Al-Shabaab. Sixty per cent are children, and many have lived in the camp all their lives

Ben Rawlence portrays Dadaab through the lives of nine residents – a child soldier, an aspiring teacher, a youth leader and others. Their stories portray the bleak reality of a refugee camp, with lives on hold, corruption endemic and only the flimsiest of hope enabling people to survive.

Join us to discuss this powerful and compassionate telling of an important story. If you don’t have time to read the book, a summary will be available.

The event is free to attend - no booking required.

Email Sue Kay ( for enquiries.

An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by Plymouth University.

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