Elliott Bay Book Company of Seattle presents Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, an award-winning debut novelist and poet who will be speaking from Seattle’s sister city of Mombasa about her novel, The House of Rust, winner of Graywolf Press’ inaugural African Fiction Prize. This is the coming-of-age tale of a young girl who goes on a magical realist sea voyage with a talking cat in a boat made of fish skeleton in a quest to find the girl's missing father. "A novel of tradition, ritual, and mystical adventure." -Kirkus Reviews. Saturday, December 4, 12:00 p.m. CST.
"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace