City of Thorns by Ben RawlenceRead about the other entries on the list.
Deng [a Sudanese child refugee at the heart of What is the What by Dave Eggers] was one of the lucky ones. Most people stuck in the camps of east Africa don’t get resettled, and are instead left to rot without any hope of a future. Rawlence spent several years in Dadaab, Kenya, the world’s biggest refugee camp – and this is his account of the lives of several of its inhabitants. For all Europe’s panic about the recent wave of migrants, City of Thorns underlines how the vast majority of the world’s 60 million displaced never leave hellholes like Dadaab.