Joining us at Audible Studios is Christy Lefteri, a lecturer of Creative Writing at Brunel University, and the author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo tells the story of Nuri, a beekeeper, and Afra, an artist, who are warmly surrounded by friends and family in the beautiful city of Aleppo in Syria. Their world changes in an instant when war destroys everything they've known and loved and serves them unendurable heartbreak.
In this interview we spoke about Lefteri's experiences in refugee camps in Athens, how these weighed on her, and thus her motivations for writing The Beekeeper of Aleppo. We also spoke about learning about beekeeping, PTSD and asylum.