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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
- A Moving Testament to the Human Spirit
- By: Christy Lefteri
- Narrated by: Art Malik
- Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
Nuri is a beekeeper, his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain.
A Beautiful Story
- By Jo-Anne Page on 31-07-2019
A wonderful insight into the tragedy and displacement of peoples fleeing wars and the dangers they encounter in their journey toward hope . Beautifully narrated I really felt that I knew Noori and Afra and Mustafa , and could just as easily visualise all the other characters and people they encountered along the journey . Many with their own tragic stories , others who would prey on the vulnerability of the refugees . Christy’s further insight at the end of the story and her reasons for writing the book were wonderful. I volunteer teaching English to refugee women from Syria, Afghanistan and parts of Africa and similarly hear stories from time to time of their experiences, but the storytelling here is so powerful I congratulate Christy on being able to direct her experiences into such a fine novel and to also allow it to be shared by such a great narration .