The Beekeeper of Aleppo - Christy Lefteri

Christy Lefteri

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
2019, 317 p.

Nuri tends his bees as they tend him. His organised bee colonies seem like paradise, just like the world of Nuri, his wife Afra and their son Sami. Then war destroys both paradises and Nuri and Afra are torn between staying in Syria, waiting for death, and trying to join his cousin Mustafa in England. They embark on a journey full of agony and anxiety, during which they meet many other refugees from very different backgrounds. A story of lost dreams, lots of suffering and anxiety against a background of enduring love between a husband and wife.