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.
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