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Namwali Serpell | The Old Drift :: Dartmouth College

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The Old Drift is a rich, complex saga that follows three curse-ridden families for more than three generations, from 19th-century Europe to Victoria Falls in the early 20th Century and ending in South Africa, circa 2025.

The Old Drift is a staggeringly ambitious, genre-busting multigenerational saga with moxie for days…” -- Carmen Maria Machado.

“An astonishing novel, a riot for the senses, filled with the music and scents and sensations of Zambia.” -- Alexandra Fuller

Zambian-born, Namwali Serpell teaches at U.C. Berkeley. She won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing and received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award for Women in 2011.

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Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the English Department at Dartmouth College. The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books to purchase.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
Sanborn Library
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
The Old Drift: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101907146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)
Published: Hogarth - March 26th, 2019

“A dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage.”—Salman Rushdie, The New York Times Book Review
 
Clear-eyed, energetic and richly entertaining.”—The Washington Post