Posted on 09/06/2018 at 06:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Alan Kurdi’s short life had an outsized impact on the world.

He was the toddler who drowned en route to a Greek island as his family attempted to escape the Syrian civil war.

The photo of his body shocked the world in September 2015 and called attention to (though of course could not solve) the Syrian refugee crisis.

With Alan’s aunt publishing a memoir about the war’s effect on her family, NPR’s Goats and Soda blog followed up on the tragic story.

Read the interview with Tima Kurdi about her book, The Boy on the Beach: My Family's Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home, here.

Categories: Author Interview

Tagged As: Author interview, Memoir, NPR

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