Nazneen Ahmed - This character is married to Chanu who describes her as a simple, unspoiled village girl. She overhears him tell someone that she is not beautiful, but she is not so ugly either.
Chanu Ahmed - This character iTs Nazneen's husband and talks and plans a lot, but he never accomplishes anything.
Hasina - This character is Nazneen's beautiful younger sister.
Mrs. Islam - This character is an elderly woman who is well-respected in the Bangladeshi community of Tower Hamlets. She is a money-lender who collects very high interest and uses her power to forces borrowers to pay back much more than what they owe her.
Razia Iqbal - This character is Nazneen's neighbor and friend and begins working at a sewing factory to support herself and her two children, Tariq and Shefali. Razia becomes a British citizen and proudly sports a sweatshirt with the...
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