Hanna Alkaf

Hanna Alkaf is a writer with over 10 years of experience in journalism and communications. Her byline has appeared everywhere from Marie Claire to Esquire, from the Star to Cilisos, and her short stories have been published in various anthologies and publications. In 2016, Hanna published her nonfiction book GILA, an exploration of mental illness in Malaysia. Her first young adult novel, set against the backdrop of the 1969 racial riots in Kuala Lumpur, is due to be published in 2019 by Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. She currently divides her time between writing and motherhood.

My Sessions

Life Doesn’t Come with Trigger Warnings, Should Books?

Black Box

Should books that address racism – like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” or “To Kill A Mockingbird” – have to be preceded by a note of caution? Do sexual images from Greek mythology need to come with a viewer-beware label? There is major debate. Do trigger warnings give a useful “heads up” to content that […]