You’ve reached the website of Hanna Alkaf: Grumpiest Hufflepuff, wrangler of tiny humans, and author of unapologetically Malaysian books for kids and teens.


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Hi, my name is Hanna. I’m an unapologetically Malaysian author of young adult and middle grade novels. I graduated with a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and now spend most of my time making things up as I go along, both as a writer of fiction and as a mom.

You can find out a little more about me here, or drop me a line here.




A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut.

Coming from Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster on February 5th, 2019.

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