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The House of Rust

Award-winning novel The House of Rust is enchanting and sometimes delightfully odd, full of lush descriptions and the rhythms of the sea.

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Review of ‘The House of Rust’

Khadija Abdalla Bajaber’s lyrical and surprising debut novel, which won the inaugural Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize, is a magical coming-of-age saga about a Hadrami girl from Mombasa, Kenya, and the dangerous sea voyage that changes the course of her life.

When her fisherman father goes missing at sea, Aisha, unwilling to believe he’s dead,…

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