The Weight of the Unspoken

By Carolyn Hong

May 2019 FEATURE
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Everything is okay until it is not. People greet each other pleasantly until they turn to killing the other. Just like that, everything can change.It is the suddenness of it all – the thought that a single spark can set raging fire to hidden racial tensions – that fills me with a chill. The chill lingers all the way through as I devour Hanna Alkaf ’s best-selling debut novel The Weight of Our Sky.The story is set in one of...

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Carolyn Hong

lives in Ba Kelalan sometimes, in KL sometimes. A former journalist who once chased the big stories for a regional newspaper, she now hunts for the small stories in Malaysia’s smallest places.