A prayer for refugees who died at sea

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini.
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini.PHOTO: BLOOMSBURY

Sea Prayer is Afghan-born author Khaled Hosseini's way of keeping alive the memory of the thousands who lost their lives fleeing their countries

Three years ago, the body of a young Syrian refugee boy washed up on the shore of a Turkish beach.

The photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, who drowned along with his mother and brother in an attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, became one of the defining images of the global refugee crisis.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2018, with the headline 'A prayer for refugees who died at sea'. Print Edition | Subscribe