Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell


Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer and associate professor at UC Berkeley. Her story “The Sack” won the 2015 Caine Prize for African writing. Her first published story, “Muzungu,” was selected for the Best American Short Stories 2009 and shortlisted for the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing. Her first novel, The Old Drift, will be published by Hogarth Press in 2018.

Photo Credit: Peg Skorpinski

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Events with Namwali Serpell

Gender, Power, and Authoritarianism in the Dystopian Age

04 May 2017
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New School Auditorium, 66 West 12 Street, New York, NY 10011
or M to 14th Street