Book Review: Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home by Mondiant Dogon, with Jenna Krajeski
In her review of Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home by Mondiant Dogon, with Jenna Krajeski, Elisabeth King sets Dogon’s first-person account of his own forced migration, conscription, and educational journey against some of the most common misconceptions about refugees and their lives. As a self-described “forever refugee,” Dogon forces readers to reconsider displacement or asylum as a “temporary” status. Having earned a master’s degree in international education in New York City, Dogon counters the notion that refugees do not have ambitions for higher education. Dogon’s story of perseverance is one that King says should remind readers not only of the roots of the EiE field but of the work that remains.