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Hanna Alkaf
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Told over the course of the 1969 Chinese and Malay riots in Kuala Lumpur, the novel follows a young woman who is separated from her mother by a city in flames, and must use all the grit, courage, and Beatles songs in her arsenal to overcome a multitude of anxieties to find her.
Expected publication: 2019 by Salaam Reads

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Lisa
Jul 21, 2017 marked it as in-my-wishlist
Shelves: out-in-19
HEY LOOK MALAYSIAN REP

I don't read YA anymore but I'll make an exception for this book #MalaysiaBoleh

also I'm lowkey scared because the 1969 riots and the racial tension are two (2) sensitive things so I'm curious as to how the author is going to portray that
Hesione
Aug 16, 2017 marked it as to-read
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um asian history i'm here for this
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Oct 28, 2017 marked it as releases-2019
guys, 2019 is totally the year of historical fiction. I've never read anything about the 1969 riots in Kuala Lumpur.
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