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Christy Lefteri

Biography

Christy Lefteri

Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a UNICEF-supported refugee center in Athens. She is the author of the novel A WATERMELON, A FISH AND A BIBLE.

Books by Christy Lefteri

by Christy Lefteri - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Nuri is a beekeeper, and Afra, his wife, is an artist. Mornings, Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside. On weekends, Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open-air market. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo --- until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain.