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Hanna Alkaf

Hanna Alkaf

  • 5 stars across 4 books
Hanna Alkaf graduated with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in Shape, Esquire, and Marie Claire among others. She lives in Kuala Lumpur with her family, and The Weight of Our Sky is her first novel.
17th September 2020

The Girl and the Ghost

* Chosen as a 2020 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers' Literature! *A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emo... MoreThe Girl and the Ghost

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21st February 2019

The Weight of Our Sky

A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots... MoreThe Weight of Our Sky

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11th May 2023

Queen of the Tiles

They Wish They Were Us meets The Queen’s Gambit in this “stunning…unforgettable” (Publishers Weekly) thriller set in the... MoreQueen of the Tiles

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11th May 2023

Hamra and the Jungle of Memories

A Malaysian spin on Little Red Riding Hood from the critically acclaimed author of The Girl and the Ghost, Hanna Alkaf.... MoreHamra and the Jungle of Memories

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