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The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

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Wonderfully complex

Set in Zambia, The Old Drift is a magical debut by Namwali Serpell and follows the lives of 3 families, one black, one brown and one white, across three generations - Grandmother, Mother, Daughter. It’s a lot, but a good a lot. From historical fiction and sci-fi to magic realism and romance.

The way Serpell’s writing morphes with each protagonist is amazing. She pulled off something so massive, so effortlessly!

Kendall Rae Behr
Generational historical fiction

I really enjoyed learning about Zambia from Serpell. This book packs a punch and encompasses Zambia's early colonial history all the way to the fees must fall movement in 2016. You will learn about African aeronaughts, the role the Italians played in Zambia, and the sex lives of Zambian 'women of the night': all in one book! It's a wild and extremely enjoyable ride.

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