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The Resource The old drift : a novel, Namwali Serpell

The old drift : a novel, Namwali Serpell

Label
The old drift : a novel
Title
The old drift
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Namwali Serpell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man's greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. The moral? To err is human
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
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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10760048
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Serpell, Namwali
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9405.9.S37
LC item number
O53 2019
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Zambia
Target audience
adult
Label
The old drift : a novel, Namwali Serpell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781101907146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • on1035298576
  • (OCoLC)1035298576
Label
The old drift : a novel, Namwali Serpell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781101907146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • on1035298576
  • (OCoLC)1035298576

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