Sea Prayer




      Sea Prayer
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. Download Sea Prayer – bluevapours.co.uk

Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965 In 1970 Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran In 1973 Hosseini s family returned to Kabul, and Hosseini s youngest brother was born in July of that year.In 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, Hosseini s father obtained a job in Paris, France, and moved the family there They were unable to return to Afghanistan because of the Saur Revolution in which the PDPA communist party seized power through a bloody coup in April 1978 Instead, a year after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in 1980 they sought political asylum in the United States and made their residence in San Jose, California.Hosseini graduated from Independence High School in San Jose in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor s degree in biology in 1988 The following year, he entered the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D in 1993 He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1996 He practiced medicine for over ten years, until a year and a half after the release of The Kite Runner.Hosseini is currently a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR He has been working to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan through the Khaled Hosseini Foundation The concept for the foundation was inspired by the trip to Afghanistan that Hosseini made in 2007 with UNHCR.He lives in Northern California with his wife, Roya, and their two children Harris and Farah.


      Sea Prayer
 By Khaled Hosseini IBN :  Format : Kindle Edition – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 48 pages
  • Sea Prayer
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • English
  • 09 August 2018

10 thoughts on “ Sea Prayer

  1. Lala BooksandLala says:

    Truly one of the best books of 2018 Impactful and difficult, reading this with my 8 year old was a daunting yet necessary task.

  2. Larry H says:

    Khaled Hosseini s Sea Prayer isn t a book it s a poem But it sthan a poem it is, in essence, a letter written from father to son, a prayer lifted up on the eve of a journey away from their war torn country, a journey which could prove tremendously dangerous.In less than 50 pages, Hosseini s words and the beautiful il...

  3. Kelly Hager says:

    I m really not sure how to describe this book It s a letter from a father to his son, the night before they leave their war torn country for a safer place It s not great and the father is terrified because it involves a great deal of danger especially for the portion of the trip that s by boat You can feel his fear and at the same time his knowledge that there s no real good choice Leaving is dangerous and there s a very real chance that one or all of them will die But staying isn t a goo I m really not sure how to describe this book It s a letter from a father to his son, the night before they leave their war torn country for a safer place It s not great and the father is terrified because it involves a great deal of danger especially for the portion of the trip that s by boat You ca...

  4. Linda says:

    Wave after waveFrom 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 Wave after waveFrom 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 in Syria so long ago Time and place belonged to this family and it was solely theirs But now, memories serve only as a conduit to the treasured people and daily events that have been savagely torn away by the bombing and the senseless war.Sea Prayer is so very brief in its size, but ...

  5. Lola says:

    This is a very short book a picture book, really but because of the subject matter, it feels almost heavy in my hands right now My eyes also understand that this is no bedtime story It isn t the most original piece ever written, but do we really need originality when we re talking about war, chaos and death, or do we need affective Emotional Realistic Vivid A piece that we understand and that gently awakens our ability to show compassion.I am slightly ashamed to say that the only other This is a very short book a picture book, really but because of the subject matter, it feels almost heavy in my hands right now My eyes also understand that this is no bedtime story It isn t the most original piece ever written, but do we really need originality when we re talking about war, chaos and death, or d...

  6. Elizabeth Sagan says:

    EDIT 3, 3 stars So I ve been thinking about this for a few months now A few months ago I read Juli n Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love and I loved it I thought if I liked that one, why couldn t I like this one, since they are similar picture books, targeted mostly at children, but adults can enjoy them too On one hand it was the fact that I had high expectations from Sea Prayer, based on Khaled Hosseini s previous books, whereas in the case of Julian Is a Mermaid I didn t have any, I went in co EDIT 3, 3 stars So I ve been thinking about this for a few months now A few months ago I read Juli n Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love and I loved it I thought if I liked that one, why couldn t I like this one, s...

  7. Diane S ☔ says:

    I read this short offering by Hosseini, an author I very much admire, in a matter of minutes In the title is the word prayer, and it is a prayer to a child, a people, young people who will never know the country of their birth, Syria, without bombs, towns in ruins and starvation Not the vibrant place it had been A prayer to all people for compassion, understanding, for a little hope for the refugees fleeing for their life The illustrations are beautifully wrought, from color to black and whi I read this short offering by Hosseini, an author I very much admire, in a matter of minutes In the title is the word pray...

  8. Ij says:

    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 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...

  9. Dana Ilie says:

    I m speechless and crying With a few words and some illustrations this guy told the world all that is to tell

  10. Cheri says:

    This book is dedicatedto the thousands of refugeeswho have perished at seafleeing war and persecution Khaled Hosseini, author ofThe Kite Runner,A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed has combined his writing skills with the artistic skills of Dan Williams, illustrator, for this epistolary poem, from father to son upon the journey which they are about to embark.As this is a letter from a father to son to young to have his own memories, the content is meant for, and appropriaThis book is dedicatedto the thousands of refugeeswho have perished at seafleeing war and persecution Khaled Hosseini, author ofThe Kite Runner,A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed has combined his writing skills with the artistic skills of Dan Williams, illustrator, for this epistolary poem, from father to son upon the journey which they are about to embark.As this is a letter from a father to son to young to have his own memories, the content is meant for, and appropriate for, all ages It is short, at 48 pages, with some of those having perhaps one line, or none but every page is filled with beauty, regardless A reflection on better times, something we can all relate to be guilty of now and then, he shows his son through his stories the beauty of the life and the country which they are about to leave These reflections offer soothing memories on the precipice of thi...

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