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Khaled Hosseini: Sea Prayer

Southbank Centre is proud to present an exclusive UK appearance of Khaled Hosseini in conversation about his illustrated story Sea Prayer.

The author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed, Hosseini’s books have sold over 55 million copies worldwide. In 2006, he was appointed a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

Written in the form of a letter from a father as he watches over his sleeping son, Sea Prayer charts the dangerous voyage away from their war-torn homeland across the sea that lies before them.

It is also an account of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city’s swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Originally produced in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Sea Prayer was first released as a Guardian virtual film in September 2017. Each ticket includes a copy of the book, available to collect on the night.

In a rare London appearance, Hosseini, in conversation with journalist Razia Iqbal, reflects on what drew him to capture the experience of a family fleeing civil war in Syria and what fiction can do in dark times.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£28 - £48
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£28, £38, £48

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Age recommendation
For ages 14+.

Ticketing
Each ticket includes a copy of Khaled Hosseini’s new book Sea Prayer.

Access information
This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT). To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk
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