Raya at Home... and Away

By Emilia Ismail

June 2019 FEATURE
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Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations are about kinship, strengthening ties – and food! Three childhood friends relate how they each celebrate Hari Raya – both at home and abroad.(From right) Anom Ahmad with her mother and sister.Anom Ahmad, researcher, the UK“In another life, we would never have been friends,” says Anom Ahmad, when asked about how she met her best friends, Anfaal Nawawi and Hazrina Zainul Azizdin, in 1996.“Anfaal and Hazrina represented characters that I was not. We came from different...

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Emilia Ismail

is a freelance writer who has a love-hate relationship with the weighing scale.