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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
Namwali Serpell's ground-shaking debut novel is an epic story of three generations of three Zambian families - one black, one brown and one white. Unfolding over 200 years, but set mainly in the twentieth century, one family begins in Italy, another in England and the third in Zambia
Summary
Three generations of a cursed family traverse from India and Italy to England and ultimately a fantastical Zambia of the near future, where an interstitial Greek chorus of mosquitoes traces their vibrant human experiences as children, parents and grandparents
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760048
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serpell, Namwali
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Familes
  • Revenge
  • Women
  • Italians
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Race relations
  • Families
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
Target audience
adult
Label
The old drift, Namwali Serpell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 564-565)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065141722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781781090503
Lccn
be2019008549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1090807648
Label
The old drift, Namwali Serpell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 564-565)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065141722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781781090503
Lccn
be2019008549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1090807648

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