The Old Drift. A Novel

TitleThe Old Drift. A Novel
Year for Search2019
AuthorsSerpell, Namwali(b. 1980)
Pagination566 pp.
Date Published2019
PublisherHogarth
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author, Zambian author
Annotation

Much of the novel traces the lives of three African families (black, brown, and white) over four generations from the colonial era into the future, with the fourth generation living in a totalitarian dystopia. 

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Author Note

The female author (b. 1980) was born in Zambia and has lived the U. S. from age nine.

Full Text

2019 Serpell, Namwali (b. 1980). The Old Drift. A Novel. New York: Hogarth. 566 pp. Public

Much of the novel traces the lives of three African families (black, brown, and white) over four generations from the colonial era into the future, with the fourth generation living in a totalitarian dystopia. The female author was born in Zambia and has lived the U. S. from age nine.