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Namwali Serpell



Namwali Serpell was born in Lusaka and lives in San Francisco.

She won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story, "The Sack." In 2014, she was chosen as one of the Africa 39, a Hay Festival project to identify the most promising African writers under 40.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   The Old Drift (2019)
   The Furrows (2022)
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Namwali Serpell recommends
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Choice (2024)
Neel Mukherjee
"A magnificent accomplishment. In each panel of this masterful triptych-or each movement of this classical sonata-exquisite prose gradually crescendos to jaw-dropping revelations... Choice is a deeply human novel, and a humane one... We come to realize, to feel through experiencing the successive waves of the novel's movements, that a human life is not simply the result of rational choices but rather, as Neel Mukherjee puts it, the lull between them-a rich and swaying lull, thick with love and responsibility."
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Headshot (2024)
Rita Bullwinkel
"Headshot is just that-a shot to the head, a cumulative wallop to the senses. Bullwinkel's prose jabs, spars, feints, floats, stings, and slowly floods us with the force of the fact: time and will can make the dust of an ordinary life sparkle."
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Same Bed Different Dreams (2023)
Ed Park
"Same Bed Different Dreams is a kaleidoscope of Koreamericana; a crowd of cracked voices; a gorgeous, hilarious, provisional dream; a wonder."

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Books containing stories by Namwali Serpell
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Small Odysseys (2022)
Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories
edited by
Hannah Tinti
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Reader, I Married Him (2016)
Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre
edited by
Tracy Chevalier
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Africa39 (2014)
New Writing from Africa south of the Sahara
edited by
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

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Awards
2020 Arthur C. Clarke Award : The Old Drift

Award nominations
2019 HWA Debut Crown Award (longlist) : The Old Drift


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