City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

In City of Thorns, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there. Rawlence combines intimate storytelling with broad socio-political investigative journalism, doing for Dadaab what Katherinee Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers did for the Mumbai slums. Lucid, vivid and illuminating, City of Thorns is an urgent human story with deep international repercussions, brought to life through the people who call Dadaab home.
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Desert Dawn

Desert Dawn

Desert Dawn is the story of that return and a testimony to the stubborn fact that you can love something dearly and yet not love all that it represents. Desert Dawn is about coming home.

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Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad

Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu—the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take her to London, where she worked as a house servant; then to nearly every corner of the globe as an internationally renowned fashion model; and ultimately to New York City, where she became a human rights ambassador for the U.N.

Desert Flower is her extraordinary story.

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From a Crooked Rib

From a Crooked Rib

Written with complete conviction from a woman’s point of view, Nuruddin Farah’s spare, shocking first novel savagely attacks the traditional values of his people yet is also a haunting celebration of the unbroken human spirit.
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Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

From one of the world’s most important and acclaimed novelists comes a provocative and unforgettable new novel about family, freedom and loyalty.

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Sale! Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

From one of the world’s most important and acclaimed novelists comes a provocative and unforgettable new novel about family, freedom and loyalty. In his new novel Hiding In Plain Sight, Nuruddin Farah offers a provocative and intimate portrait of a family wracked by loss and learning how to live in the wake of tragedy.

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Keeping Hope Alive; How One Somali Woman Changed 90,000 Lives

Keeping Hope Alive; How One Somali Woman Changed 90,000 Lives

The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia.

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Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits

Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits

Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits will make us re-imagine our world and our place in it, and force us to reconsider the value of “development” and what it really means to the people of Africa. The essays in this book come from various writers, most of whom are either based in East Africa, or are part of its diaspora, or who have worked, often as developmentalists in their own way, within Africa.

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Nomad: From Islam to America

Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in Nomad, Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to build a new life, an ocean away from the death threats made to her by European Islamists, the strife she witnessed, and the inner conflict she suffered. It is the story of her physical journey to freedom and, more crucially, her emotional journey to freedom—her transition from a tribal mind-set that restricts women’s every thought and action to a life as a free and equal citizen in an open society. Through stories of the challenges she has faced, she shows the difficulty of reconciling the contradictions of Islam with Western values.

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salt.

salt.

salt. is a journey through warmth and sharpness. this collection of poetry explores the realities of multiple identities, language, diasporic life & pain, the self, community, healing, celebration, and love.

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The Orchard of Lost Souls

The Orchard of Lost Souls

Intimate, frank, brimming with beauty and fierce love, The Orchard of Lost Souls is an unforgettable account of ordinary lives lived in extraordinary times.

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