The Old Drift By Namwali Serpell The Old Drift Electrifying playful ambitious brilliant a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families telling the story of a nation and of the grand sweep of time It s difficul
Title: The Old Drift
Author: Namwali Serpell
The Old Drift By Namwali Serpell Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time It s difficult to think of another novel that is at once so sweepingly ambitious and so intricately patterned, delivering the pleasures of saga and poetry in equal measure The Old Drift is an Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time It s difficult to think of another novel that is at once so sweepingly ambitious and so intricately patterned, delivering the pleasures of saga and poetry in equal measure The Old Drift is an endlessly innovative, voraciously brilliant book, and Namwali Serpell is among the most distinctive and exciting writers to emerge in years Garth GreenwellOn 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.In 1904, in a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families black, white, brown as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond As the generations pass, their lives their triumphs, errors, losses and hopes form a symphony about what it mean
The Old Drift By Namwali Serpell
The Old Drift A Novel The Old Drift is a tale of a changing world, a changing nation, a changing people, with all the love, longing, desire, and loss that go with it The cruelties and the exploitation, not just by the colonials, but by each other, are shocking. The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell The Old Drift is an epic novel bursting with the lives of three interwoven families in three generations The novel hops and races around at dazzling pace covering Zambian politics, history, AIDS, sexuality and oh yes it is set partially in the future. Book Review The Old Drift, By Namwali Serpell NPR Apr , The Old Drift offers a view of human history characterized by generative mistakes, from Dr Livingstone s fatal calculation about the source of the Nile to evolution itself Don t forget evolution Book Review The Old Drift ZAM The Old Drift, an existing place from which the novel takes its title, was the name of a colonial settlement on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, not far from the majestic Victoria Falls which are locally known as the Mosi oa Tunya or The Smoke That Thunders. The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell review genre blending Mar , The Old Drift stays true to this history, down to the names of the Afronauts involved and their training techniques an oil drum and a tyre swing were used to simulate weightlessness in space.