The Weight of Our Sky
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.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Mental illness; single mother; death of a father; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Asian (Chinese; Malay)
Kuala Lumpur; 1969; Malaysia; race riots; survival; the Beatles; violence; rituals
Alkaf, Hanna, "The Weight of Our Sky" (2019). Diverse Families. 1839.