‘Jalal and the Lake’: An interview with Hanna Usman
Yadu Karu: What inspired you to write Jalal and the Lake?
YK: How did your upbringing in Marawi City influence your decision to write a children's book focusing on Meranaw culture and traditions?
YK: Winning a Meranaw story contest seven years ago was a significant step in your journey as an author. Can you share what that experience meant to you and how it shaped your career as a writer?
YK: Could you elaborate on the central themes of your book, particularly the elements of nature, cultural heritage, and leadership?
YK: What are some of the challenges and opportunities of writing for the regional Filipino language(s)?
YK: How do you hope your book will impact the Meranaw children and the Filipino audiences/readers in general?
|Marianne Palita serves as the illustrator of the storybook.|