The Resource The weight of our sky, Hanna Alkaf

The weight of our sky, Hanna Alkaf

Label
The weight of our sky
Title
The weight of our sky
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Alkaf
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanna Alkaf
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 12 up
LC call number
PZ7.1.H36377
LC item number
Wei 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Malays (Asian people)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Mental illness
  • Chinese
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Race riots
  • Ethnic relations
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The weight of our sky, Hanna Alkaf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9781534426085
Lccn
2018012693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1032288240
  • (OCoLC)1032288240
Label
The weight of our sky, Hanna Alkaf
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9781534426085
Lccn
2018012693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1032288240
  • (OCoLC)1032288240

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