"My nephew Alan Kurdi was a young refugee. He washed up dead on a Turkish beach in 2015. His photo was seen by millions. This is the store of my beautiful family, before and after. With this story, I will plant in your heart the hope for a better world." Tima Kurdi, The Boy on The Beach
Join Tima Kurdi in conversation about her upcoming memoir The Boy on the Beach. The event will include a reading from The Boy on the Beach followed by a Q and A hosted by Edmonton's own Omar Mouallem. Tima Kurdi will be available to sign books after the Q and A. Copies of The Boy on the Beach will be available on-site at the event. This event is presented in partnership with Simon & Schuster.
From the jasmine‑scented neighbourhoods of Damascus before the war to the streets of Aleppo during it, to the refugee camps of Europe and the leafy suburbs of Vancouver, The Boy on the Beach is one family’s story of love, loss, and the persistent search for safe harbour in a devastating time of war.