Refugee

The Beekeeper of Aleppo, by Christy Lefteri

Nuri is a beekeeper, living and working in the Syrian city of Aleppo. He lives a happy life surrounded by family, with his wife Afra and their young son, and friends. All is well until it isn’t. As war rages and their beautiful city is destroyed around them, Nuri and Afra must make the difficult decision to leave everything behind. Once a talented artist, Afra has been blinded by the terrible things she has witnessed, not least the death of their son. Nuri and Afra leave Aleppo and journey to the UK to be reunited with Nuri’s cousin and fellow beekeeper. But their journey is long and fraught with many dangers and difficulties. As they travel through Turkey and Greece towards the UK, they must also journey towards finding each other, and themselves, again. Read More »

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The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan, by Enjeela Ahmadi Miller

Enjeela spent the first few years of her life living comfortably and happily in Kabul, Afghanistan, safe in the heart of her large family. After the Soviet invasion in 1980, her family is forced to flee the country, by various different means. This raw and candid memoir tells Enjeela’s story as she makes the treacherous journey from Kabul to New Delhi and finally to America. Read More »

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