Author(s): Marie Fatayi-Williams
On Monday 11 July 2005, in the wake of the London bombings, Marie Fatayi-Williams delivered an iconic speech which captured the hearts and imaginations of the nation. Anthony Fatayi-Williams lost his life in the bombings of 7th July 2005, and since then his mother, Marie, has become a symbol of the grief caused by terrorists all over the world. Now, a year on, she describes her account of that terrible day and her personal struggle to face the senseless death of her son. From her growing fears for her missing son to her frustration with the official investigation and the bureaucratic delays she faced, her story is told with her uniquely vivid gift for language, with raw passion, and ultimately with the love of a mother. Her extraordinary strength and powers of organisation have led to the launch of the Anthony Fatayi-Williams Foundation to encourage multi-cultural debate, education and international peace. For the Love of Anthony is a story that will move anyone who has ever grieved for a child, inspire anyone who has ever longed for peace, and enrich everyone who reads it.>
Marie Fatayi -- Williams grew up in Nigeria. She has worked in some of the country's poorest regions. Marie has now launched the Anthony Fatayi -- Williams Foundation to encourage debate, education and international peace.