Stories of real women, from cultures as varied as Palestine, Senegal, Jordan, Libya, St. John's Wood, and the English Midlands. All came to the United Kingdom as refugees, or married refugees. After 9/11, the world they loved there vanished almost overnight. One after ather they were engulfed by isolation and private terror.
VICTORIA BRITTAIN is a former associate foreign editor of the Guardian. Her books include Hidden Lives, Hidden Deaths and Death of Dignity. The Meaning of Waiting was inspired by her experiences reporting on the 'war on terror'.