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The old drift, Namwali Serpell

Label
The old drift
Title
The old drift
Statement of responsibility
Namwali Serpell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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 means to be human
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serpell, Namwali
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Revenge
  • Women
  • Race relations
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
Target audience
adult
Label
The old drift, Namwali Serpell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback by Hogarth in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 564-565)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1152567301
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781784703998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1152567301
Label
The old drift, Namwali Serpell
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback by Hogarth in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 564-565)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1152567301
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781784703998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1152567301

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