Festival of Ideas: Namwali Serpell

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Namwali Serpell
The Old Drift
Wed 3 July 2019, 19:00-20:00
Waterstones (Union Street Entrance)
£8/£6

Described by Salman Rushdie as a ‘dazzling debut’, award-winning writer Namwali Serpell reads from and discusses her new genre-bending epic novel with Billy Kahora. The Old Drift traces three Zambian families across centuries and borders, taking readers on a playful journey through history, fairytale, romance and science fiction.

Taking its title from the name given by British colonialists in the 1800s to a region near Victoria Falls, The Old Drift is an extraordinary book exploding with energy and featuring a cast of unlikely and highly memorable characters. A sprawling and ambitious family saga that sweeps over the years and the globe subverting expectations along the way, it is a celebration of complexity and a meditation on the passage of time.

Africa Writes - Bristol 2019 is brought to you by the Royal African Society and Saseni!, and supported by Arts Council England, the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, University of Bristol and University of Exeter.

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Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Street

Galleries, Broadmead

Bristol

BS1 3XD

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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