Author tour: Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, will be in South Africa in March!
 More about the book!

Christy Lefteri, author of the moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo, will be in Stellenbosch and Joburg from 10–18 March 2020.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.

Brought up in London, United Kingdom, Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University in London. The Beekeeper of Aleppo was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a Unicef supported refugee centre in Athens.

About the book

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live happily in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens and they are forced to flee. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain.

As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all – and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face – they must journey to find each other again.

Please see details below:

Woordfees Literary Festival, Stellenbosch

Wednesday 11 March
Time: 11:30
To lose everything: Three International Authors – Azille Coetzee talks to Christy Lefteri, Suketu Mehta and Mira Feticu
Venue: Boektent
Price: R65 | R85 by the Door

Thursday 12 March
Time: 15:30
A Woman’s War – Marita van der Vyver, Christy Lefteri and Diana Ferrus talk to Mech Van der Merwe
Venue: Upstage@Drostdy Theatre
Price: R65 | R85 by the Door


Johannesburg Book Launch
Tuesday 17 March
Venue: Love Books, Melville
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
RSVP: kate@lovebooks.co.za

Exclusive Books Coffee Morning
Wednesday 18 March
Time: 10:00
Venue: Exclusive Books Bedford Centre Van Der Linde Road, Bedfordview
RSVP: events@exclusivebooks.co.za

Categories Fiction International

Tags Book events Book launches Cape Town Christy Lefteri Exclusive Books Johannesburg Stellenbosch The Beekeeper of Aleppo US Woordfees Woordfees

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