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The old drift : a novel

by Serpell, Namwali, 1980- (Author)

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On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man's greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panor... Full description

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Summary: On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man's greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. The moral? To err is human.
Physical Description: 566 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
ISBN: 1101907142
9781101907146
9781781090497
1781090491
Author Notes:

Namwali Serpell has won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story 'The Sack'. Published in the collection Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara.

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