Sarah Glidden has an astute and sensible grasp on the fragile politics of the Middle East. Her graphic novel ‘How to understand Israel in 60 days or less’ showed interest, empathy and humility to the more than ambivalent conflicts. Her short story ‘The Waiting Room“ deals with another sad matter.
The Iraqis in Syria that have fled the country during the war in 2003 are in limbo. Their whole lives are on hold and they spend each day, each week and each month waiting to return to their homeland or to start a new life elsewhere.