Cathleen Miller

Cathleen Miller

Cathleen Miller is a Fulbright Scholar currently serving as the Distinguished Chair of the Humanities at the University of Manchester. She is the co-author of Desert Flower, a nonfiction account of migration and female genital mutilation, which has been translated into 55 languages and adapted as a feature film. Her biography of UN leader Nafis Sadik, Champion of Choice, took her around the globe to interview sources on five continents. She is a professor of creative writing at San Jose State University.

Refugees

From Kinshasa to Liverpool: A mother's painful journey to asylum

Four years ago, Marie went to the market in Kinshasa. She returned to an empty house and was sexually abused by police.

From Kinshasa to Liverpool: A mother's painful journey to asylum

Refugees

The young maths star whose life was upended by a vicious marriage

Soheila*, an Iranian refugee in the UK, was married at 16 to an older partner who raped, abused and tormented her.

The young maths star whose life was upended by a vicious marriage

Refugees

From child bride to domestic abuse survivor to refugee

Laila* was married off at 13 and abused by her husband in Pakistan. If the UK deports her, she fears he will kill her.

From child bride to domestic abuse survivor to refugee

Refugees

The Nigerian refugee who saved her daughters from FGM

Odachi* secretly saved money for her daughters' UK flights to save them from FGM, but had to leave her son behind.

The Nigerian refugee who saved her daughters from FGM

Refugees

A homeless refugee-activist's relentless fight for justice in DRC

Jenny fled the DRC and now runs an activist network from the UK, using free wifi at the library and 24-hour McDonald's.

A homeless refugee-activist's relentless fight for justice in DRC