Josephine moved to the UK as a refugee from Zimbabwe. Her husband Michael works as a nurse in care homes and they send between £400 and £700 a month to support their relatives back in the village. Although they are seen as rich by their family in Africa, they live on one of the most deprived and stigmatize
d estates in Britain, Meadow Well. What perspective does this give them on the poor British families that surround them? The Queen of North Shields is a study of relative poverty in Tyneside and Zimbabwe and an exploration of the attitudes, identities and circumstances which define poverty in both places.