‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri

This story is written simply and beautifully and encapsulates the journey of Nuri and Afra into a relevant, powerfully crafted journey of deep deep loss and the prevailing light of hope.
It is the human spirit and its resilience that ultimately shines through even after such heart-wrenching and deeply destructive events.
It’s the story of a city destroyed by a futile war and of a fraught and dangerous journey to find a home.
The narrative switches back and forth as Nuri and Afra are being processed for immigration into Britain to join Nuri’s brother and help look after a colony of bees and the dominating and harrowing story of their journey.
It certainly opened my eyes to the life of a genuine refugee; absolutely compelling reading.

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