Khaled Hosseini’s new book “Sea Prayer” is a tribute to Syrian boy Alan Kurdi
International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini’s new book “Sea Prayer” is a tribute to Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015. The book will hit the shelves on 30th August in U.K and on 18th September in U.S.
The Afghan-American author, after seeing the haunting image was compelled to write about the Syrian Boy, Alan Kurdi. Written in the form of a letter, “Sea Prayer” is a father’s reflection as he watches over his sleeping son, on the dangerous journey across the sea that lies before them. The author took to his official Instagram account sharing the details of his upcoming book.
The book contains illustrations by a London based artist Dan Williams. While talking about his new book Khaled Hosseini told, “We are living in the midst of a displacement crisis of enormous proportions. ‘Sea Prayer’ is an attempt to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Alan Kurdi’s, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution”
“All of my proceeds from this book will benefit refugees through UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the work of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. I thank all of you for your support, loyalty, and kindness” said Hosseini.
The author has three internationally famous books to his credit, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And The Mountains Echoed. Khaled Hosseini was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador by UNHCR in 2006. Publishers of the book, Bloomsbury will be donating a pound to UNHCR for every book sold.