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Hanna Alkaf

Biography

Hanna Alkaf

Hanna Alkaf is an author of unapologetically Malaysian young adult and middle grade books. She has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University, more than 10 years of experience in journalism and communications, an out-of-control TBR pile and two energetic little humans to clothe, feed and entertain all day. She lives near Kuala Lumpur with her family and now spends all of her time making things up as she goes along, both as a writer and as a mom. You can find out more about Hanna and her work at www.hannaalkaf.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram (@yesitshanna).

Hanna Alkaf

Books by Hanna Alkaf

by Hanna Alkaf - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Mental Health, Prejudice , Racism, World History, Young Adult 13+

Melati believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. On the evening of May 13, 1969, racial tensions in  her home city of Kuala Lumpur boil over and her mother become separated by a city in flames. It will take the help of a Chinese boy named Vincent and all of the courage and grit in Melati's arsenal to overcome the violence on the streets, her own prejudices and her djinn's surging power to make it back to the one person she can't risk losing.