Amnesty International Event
Christy Lefteri & Mike Thomson - Books & Bees: Hope and Survival in War-Torn Syria
Mon 7 Oct
20:00 - 21:00
Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Caroline Frost
Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, and BBC World Affairs correspondent Mike Thomson discuss the triumph of the human spirit in the most devastating of circumstances.
Lefteri, the child of Cypriot refugees, drew on her own experience as a volunteer at a refugee centre in Athens to write her debut novel, which follows beekeeper Nuri and his wife Afra, as they flee bombed-out Aleppo for an uncertain future in Britain.
In Syria’s Secret Library, Thomson tells the extraordinary true story of how the people of a besieged Syrian town found hope and inspiration in a secret underground library, risking their lives to save books from destruction and to bring hope to a fractured society.