Namwali Serpell
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Namwali Serpell

NAMWALI SERPELL is a Zambian writer who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for women writers in 2011 and was selected for the Africa 39, a 2014 Hay Festival project to identify the best African writers under 40. She won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. THE OLD DRIFT is her first novel.

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    • The Old Drift

    • A Novel
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