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“Sea Prayer” by Khaled Hosseini: Book of the Month?


The Afghani author, Khaled Hosseini previously famous for his best seller works, “The Kite Runner”, “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, and “And the Mountains Echoed” has recently released his latest book called, “Sea Prayer.”

In this book, Hosseini addresses the refugee crisis through his writings and Dan William’s intensely moving illustrations. Through this book, Hosseini attempts to honor the death of a three-year old boy from Syria, named Alan Kurdi, whose dead body was found on a beach in Turkey in September 2015. “Sea Prayer” is different from his previous books, as it is in the form of a letter and portrays the feelings of a father as he watches his son sleep while they are on a boat, fearful of the depths of the ocean.


Hosseini’s simplistic yet exquisite writing style makes it easier for his target audience to comprehend the emotions he is trying to communicate. This book is meant to be for the audience of every age group as it concerns a matter which appeals people of all age groups.

It is one of the most awaited books and has gained a lot of popularity even before its launch. The most awaited book has finally been released, and in hardly any time, has managed to become the book of the month. Moreover, Hosseini shared details regarding the launch of his book through his official Instagram account, where he stated, “…It is my hope that this short-illustrated book will shine a human light on the struggles and suffering of countless refugees around the planet whose lives have been shattered by violence and persecution…”  In his recent Instagram post, Hosseini also revealed that all of his earnings from this book would be submitted to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the work of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation.

Hosseini sheds light upon the issue of refugees by sharing their side of the story, which is often suppressed. The readers can recognize the struggles and sufferings of the refugees and their families through reading, “Sea Prayer.”