Meet Pink the 'pelesit': Hanna Alkaf's new book is a spooky treat for young readers


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  • Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020

'You hear about 'saka', the concept of generational ghosts. It always fascinated me that you could inherit one of these (beings) and not know,' says Hanna about her new book. Photo: The Star/Ong Soon Hin

Throughout her childhood, author Hanna Alkaf reveals she was fascinated by traditional ghost stories told by her friends and family.

One chilling story that has stayed with her is the concept of saka: a supernatural being from Malay folklore that can be passed down from one generation to the next.

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