Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini (Mini Review)

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

Sea PrayerFormat: Hardback

Source: Borrowed from friend

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Genres:  Poetry, Fiction

Publication Date: 30th August 2018

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“A short, powerful, illustrated book written by 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 Kurdi’s, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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My Thoughts & Review

Iโ€™ve been meaning to read more from this author ever since reading The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns but havenโ€™t gotten around to it until my friend and her hubby dropped off their copy of this book.

Sea Prayer is a letter/poem written by a father to his son before their journey across the sea to escape the war torn country they currently live in. This book was inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi the 3 year old Syrian boy who was believed to have drowned while his family attempted to flee their country.

Sea Prayer only took minutes to read but it was a very impactful and memorable read. It also has some amazingly beautiful artwork I couldnโ€™t stop admiring.

This is definitely a book I think everyone should read!!

My Rating


Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below and let’s have a chat.

Happy Reading!!!

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  1. Even though this only took me minutes to read it had me feeling all kinds of emotional by the end! A very powerful story with beautiful illustrations and I totally agree that everyone should read it. Great review ๐Ÿ™‚

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