How Deep is the Ocean
The House of Rust
By Khadija Abdalla Bajaber
Khadija Abdalla Bajaber’s 2021 The House of Rust is a stand-alone fantasy novel.
Mombasa-born Aisha lives with her beloved father, for certain values of “lives with.” The Hadhrami fisherman cheerfully mentors his daughter whenever he is in Mombasa, teaching her skills that women aren’t usually taught. However, he is often at sea, searching for fish in waters where others dare not venture.
One day Aisha’s father does not return.