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Title The weight of our sky / Hanna Alkaf.
Author Hanna Alkaf, author.
Publication New York : Salaam Reads, [2019]
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 277 pages ; 22 cm
Call # FIC HANNA ALKAF
Summary "Amidst the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overcome prejudice, violence, and her own OCD to find her way back to her mother"-- Provided by publisher.
Melati Ahmad 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 13th, 1969, racial tensions in her home city of Kuala Lumpur boil over. The Chinese and Malays are at war, and Mel and her mother become separated. With the city in flames and a curfew in effect, 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, if she wants to make it back to the one person she can't risk losing. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction.
Mental illness -- Fiction.
Race riots -- Fiction.
Malays (Asian people) -- Fiction.
Chinese -- Malaysia -- Fiction.
Ethnic relations -- Fiction.
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Malaysia -- Kuala Lumpur. (OCoLC)fst01204370
1900-1999
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Young adult works. (OCoLC)fst01726790
Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Related To Online version: Hanna Alkaf. Weight of our sky. First edition. New York : Salaam Reads, [2019] 9781534426108 (DLC) 2018018991
ISBN 9781534426085
1534426086

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