The Old Drift
The Old Drift
A Novel


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 and was selected for the Africa 39, a Festival project to identify the best African writers under 40. She won the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction. The Old Drift is her first novel.


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"Wise, warm, witty and dizzyingly wide-ranging."—The New York Times "Serpell's vital treatise is one readers will find themselves returning to again and again."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review