Which part of ourselves is lost when life takes us somewhere new?
A bride joining her husband in Britain yearns for the freedom of her student days in Khartoum; a romance fails to bloom between a spoilt Sudanese girl and a working-class Scottish student; and a lonely housewife infatuated with a writer learns how to find her own voice in Abu Dhabi. Set against the backdrop of the British immigrant experience, the men and women within these pages steer their own paths through an unwelcoming, sometimes hostile new world.
Vividly evoking the overlapping worlds of Africa, the Middle East and Britain, these lyrical, intimate stories reveal the lives of those lost between cultures. Through their journeys, we discover the true sense of what it means to belong.