The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Ku...
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Sea Prayer Reviews
A short, but impactful read, Sea Prayer is a letter from a father to his son, reflecting on their life up until this point, and the potential hazards as they travel across the sea. You can feel the father’s love for his son, and also sympathize with the dread he must feel as they prepare for the risks that lie ahead, in an effort to escape danger and turmoil, to seek a better life.
Sea Prayer was a very quick read but one I really enjoyed. The illustrations were great as well, with the colors ch ...more
Let’s Help Them
Alan Kurdi, a three years old Syrian refugee was drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach safety in Europe in 2015.
In the year after Alan’s death, 4176 others died or went missing attempting the same journey.
The moment Hosseini knew about it, he sent an SOS to World -- he wrote a bunch of simple heartfelt words, turned into pictures by the hand of Dan Williams, and that was it!
Now it’s up to us:
The moment we buy a copy of this book, we are helping those syrian refuge ...more
Sea Prayer is a beautifully illustrated short story (very short), where a father reminisces with his sleeping son in his arms. They are refugees waiting for the next stage of their journey. The father recalls how he and his brothers enjoyed their summers at their grandfather’s farm, knowing that his son won’t be able to share this same experience. They are fleeing from Syria, but, it could be any one of several countries.
There are many reasons that people seek refuge in countries other than thei ...more
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For long now, Khaled Hosseini has cemented his position as an author who imparts a subtle yet searing voice to the victims of war, riots and displacement, especially in the Islamic countries. We have clutched our hearts and have sobbed silent tears at his Hassan’s redemption and Mariam’s journey. And Sea Prayer, at its core, harbors a similar cry for life.
A father with his young son, Marwan pressed to his chest, is awaiting a sh ...more
Wave after wave......
From calm seas of memories to the over-powering turbulence of the present, Khaled Hosseini presents a story drifting from father to son in the form of a tragic letter. From the shores of chaos come words that touch the lips and soften the heart in slow steady beats.
What was is no longer and what will be is only for fate to decide.
Hosseini's father figure grasps the small hand of his son and tries to paint within him a canvas of what life was like in his grandfather's house ...more
Quando um cadáver dum menino de 3 anos, assoma à costa da Turquia, é legítimo interrogarmo-nos sobre as causas de tão chocante acontecimento!
Porém, logo que nos inteiramos da nacionalidade da criança em referência, vemos dissipados todos os eventuais comos e porquês!
Alan K, pertencia a uma família síria, incluída no grupo de desesperados que fogem à guerra fazendo-se ao mar, levando consigo apenas um desejo — permanecer no Mundo dos Vivos.
Ao pequeno Alan, tal desejo não foi concedido!.. ...more
"And I said to you,
Hold my hand.
Nothing bad will happen."
Khaled Hosseini was inspired to write the short story Sea Prayer after Alan Kurdi, the three year old Syrian Refugee drowned trying to reach safety. In the year after Alan's death 4176 others went missing or have died attempting similar journeys.
The author proceeds from this book will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. For that reason I really wanted to purchase my own copy of this book.
This book is th ...more
The gravity of the subject outweighs the slightness of this book; kudos to Hosseini for writing this even if it's a short war story.
A subtle yet searing voice that captures the entire refugee culture in the form of a letter written by a father to his dear son.
Those watercolor illustrations beautifully add hues to the blues.
Worth spending 2-3 minutes of your life!
PS: Obviously, it'd have been more amazing if it'd have been longer.