Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

4 Stars

Oh look, it’s an immigration story written by a “white” person. With zero controversy surrounding its release and a 4.23 rating. Yeah, keep telling yourself the uprising about American Dirt wasn’t about the money. But I digress. The Beekeeper of Aleppo is the story of Nuri and Afra and their journey from Syria in attempts to seek asylum in Britain after the war breaks out and they lose everything. Both suffer from their own forms of PTSD and are haunted by what they have been through. Their story is one that kept me engaged throughout and I thought it was wonderfully written. This could have easily been a book I could see Oprah picking for her book club because it follows the format of family, superbadawful occurrences, a whole heap of misery and hopes for a happy-ish ending. Anyway, if you’re in to immigration stories that make you feel the feels, this is probably a selection you should check out.

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