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Zambia takes centre stage in Namwali Serpell's sprawling ‘The Old Drift’

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When Namwali Serpell and her fellow English student geeks at Yale were immersed in “all these classic multigenerational, post-colonial, post-imperial novels,” they shared a running joke about the novel Persell had already started to write.
‘It’s the Great Zambian Novel you never knew you were waiting for!” she recalls with a laugh.
Turns out they were wrong. Almost 20 years later, Serpell’s “The Old Drift” (Hogarth, $28, 576 pages) is the great Zambian novel the literary world really has been waiting for. The book that made many of spring’s “most-anticipated” lists has received glowing reviews and numerous comparisons to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ s “100 Years of Solitude.”

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Serpell hasn’t really been writing the sprawling epic for decades. In the meantime, she went to Harvard for grad school, published a book of literary criticism, started several other novels and completed one that’s parked in a drawer. She also joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2008 and now teaches, among other classe…

Zambian Company: Trade Kings Zambia PTY Ltd

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Trade Kings Zambia PTY Ltd. manufactures detergents, soaps, nutritious food products, and sweets and confectionaries. The company offers pastes, powders, and household detergents; confectionaries, such as lollipops, candies, chews and eclairs, and bubble gums; beauty and bath, and laundry soaps; and soy products. 

It serves customers in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Congo, South Africa, and internationally. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Lusaka, Zambia.








Contact information: 
Plot No.29381

Nampundwe Road

Off Mumbwa Road

Lusaka,  30824

Zambia

Phone:
260 211 286 117

Fax:
260 211 288 856

Source: Bloomberg 

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