Saturday, May 21, 2016

Top ten refugees' stories

Patrick Kingsley is the author of The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis. One of his top ten accounts of forced migration, as shared at the Guardian:
City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence

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.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue