#BGBOOKCLUBPRESENTS: Summer Soiree “Sip and See” with Namwali Serpell
In keeping with our mission to ensure that in 2019 every single one of us is living our very best lives; Black Girls Book Club is very proud to present a new series of events titled the 'Summer Soiree.
‘Summer Soiree’ is an opportunity for your girls to ensure that this summer we are all living our very best lives even if we are on hiatus! We will be introducing you to exclusive and unique opportunities, meet-ups, brunches, book clubs and a whole lot more. But this summer we are keeping it very intimate but just as fancy.
As the good sis Megan told us - its a Hot Girl Summer - so what better way to celebrate than with our Summer Soiree Season.
As we continue to celebrate literary masterpieces published by black women, we are honoured to host our first “Sip and See” where we celebrate a newly published author and give you an opportunity to hear from their about their story, their writing process and celebrate the publishing of their work.
We are excited to announce that our first “Sip and See” will be a celebration of the The New Drift written by Caine Prize award winner Namwali Serpell.
THE OLD DRIFT
“A dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage.”—Salman Rushdie, The New York Times Book Review
“Clear-eyed, energetic and richly entertaining.”—The Washington Post
Extending from colonial times to Afrofuturism this book tells the history of Zambia through the eyes of three families. This ambitious, genre-busting, multi-generational saga debut tells the history of Zambia from 1904 to the 2020s moving seamlessly from historical fiction to magical realism to romance and to family drama.
Through this epic debut Namwali covers multiple themes, issues, and history, including Zambia’s independence, the AIDS epidemic, white supremacy, patriarchy, familial legacy, and the infinite variations of lust and love.
Namwali presents women throughout the story in such an authentic and honest way with female characters who are complex, heartbroken but also determined in a clever but playful way.
NAMWALI SERPELL is a Zambian writer who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for women writers in 2011 and was selected for the Africa 39, a 2014 Hay Festival project to identify the best African writers under 40. Her first published story, 'Muzungu', was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2009 and shortlisted for the 2010 Caine Prize for African writing. She won the 2015 Caine Prize for her story 'The Sack'. The Old Drift is her first novel.
Black Girls Book Club are committed to ensuring that Black women in the UK and beyond are consistently given the opportunity to come together in luxury settings surrounded by dope women, good food and an abundance of #blackgirlmagic.
What to expect:
A copy of The Old Drift
Plus an intimate Q&A with Namwali
BGBC is not a networking event; it’s a lifestyle.
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