Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer who teaches at UC Berkeley. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award in 2011 and was selected for the Africa 39 in 2014. She won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing.

The Old Drift is her first novel. The chapter entitled "The Falls" is derived from The Autobiography of An Old Drifter, by the historical figure, Percy M. Clark (1874-1937).

Updated October 13, 2020

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Speculative Fiction Books

2019 | science fiction, historical, magical realism