"I wish I could escape my mind, that I could be free of this world and everything I have seen in the last few years"
Life is beautiful, and the world contains vast wonders, isn't it?
Then, what makes a person wish they could be free of this world?
What horrors, indeed, that there is not even the ashes of hope to kindle a new life?
Welcome to Aleppo, Syria where Nuri is a beekeeper, living a simple rural life with his artist wife Afra, and their young son.
War comes to the city, and life as their knew it ended forever.
Next comes the peril and hardship of migration as all refugees must face. .
If you've ever wanted to read a book on mental health, this may be a good place to begin. .
Nuri is often traumatized by flashbacks of a little boy he encounters in his journey, he confuses this boy for his own son in his visions.
The ensuing stress brings insomnia, confusion, disorientation, and blurring of reality.
His wife, having seen his son suffocate to death from the aftermaths of an airstrike, becomes blind, psychologically, which means her brain refuses to percieve vision even though all the neuronal pathways are intact, like a conversion disorder. .
This book is never spoken in the context of the mental health issues it's protagonist suffers from. In the physical loss of refugees, unimaginable to us, we often forget to address the mental struggles they must face.
Written with compassion, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is moving testament to the human spirit.
It is an important book to read, to understand, and love. 🇸🇾🇸🇾🇸🇾
“Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery, to wake to a better day.”
― Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low. 🇸🇾🇸🇾🇸🇾 #booknerd #culturetripbooks #library #bibliophile #currentlyreading #artstagram #bookstagrammer #booklife #bookish #whatiread #freelancewriter #bookworm #bookaholic #igreads #bookaesthetic #instabook #bookstagramista #bookster #bookporn #whatsinmybag #epicreads #bookstagramindia #lifestyleblogger #bblogger #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #goodreads #bookrecommendation #booktography #unitedbookstagram