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September Sea Prayer By Khaled Hosseini

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.

Book Review By
Louw Potgieter Senior Book Buyer

Sea Prayer is not a novel – it’s a deeply moving experience in the form of very poetic short story paired with beautiful artwork. Khaled Hosseini, widely read and loved novelist who wrote Kite Runner, And the Mountains Echoed, and A Thousand Splendid Suns, was (like so many of us) horrified by the story of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian boy that became a symbol of the refugee crisis the world faces today. As a response he wrote this work in the form of a letter from a father to his son the night before their journey across dangerous and dark waters in search of safety and a decent life for the family.

Dan Williams’s illustrations compliment this intimate story in such a way that that the words and images together pack a powerful punch and create an unforgettable homage to the millions of families torn apart and terrorized by war and persecution. It is a book that shook me to the core and will stay with me forever.

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