Author Evening with Victoria Brittain


Join us for an evening with acclaimed journalist and writer Victoria Brittain who will be talking about her latest book, ‘Shadow Lives’. 

Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the ‘9/11 wars’: their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. Victoria Brittain shows how these families have been made socially invisible and a convenient scapegoat for the state in order to exercise arbitrary powers under the cover of the ‘War on Terror’. 

Victoria Brittain lived and worked as a journalist in Washington, Nairobi, Saigon, Algiers and London, and has travelled extensively in Africa and the Middle East. She worked at the Guardian for 20 years. She is author of Death of Dignity: Angola’s Civil War (1997), co-author of Moazzam Begg’s Guantanamo memoir, Enemy Combatant (2006) and author and co-author of two verbatim plays.

Victoria will be answering questions and answers during the evening, and the event will be streamed live on

If you want to join the audience ENTRY IS FREE. To book your place please email, or call 020 8904 4222 or leave your name in-store.

Date: Wednesday May 1, 2013
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: IHRC Bookshop, Gallery and Information Centre, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

Nearest train / tube:
• Preston Road (Metropolitan)
• South Kenton (Bakerloo and Overground)