Dartmouth Events

Reading with author Namwali Serpell

The Department of English and Creative Writing and the Society of Fellows welcome Zambian writer and Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley, Namwali Serpell, to Dartmouth.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Sanborn Library, Sanborn House
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars

Namwali Serpell was born in Lusaka and lives in San Francisco. Her first novel, The Old Driftis forthcoming with Hogarth (Penguin Random House) in 2019.

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. In 2011, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her first published story, “Muzungu,” was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2009, shortlisted for the 2010 Caine Prize, and anthologized in The Uncanny Reader.

She is associate professor of English at UC Berkeley. Her first book of literary criticism, Seven Modes of Uncertaintywas published in 2014 by Harvard UP.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Sanborn Library is located on the first floor of Sanborn House, 19 N. Main Street, Hanover NH. The main entrance to Sanborn House can be found to the left of the main Baker Library entrance when facing the bell tower from the Dartmouth Green.

For more information, contact:
Bruch Lehmann
(603) 646-2316

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.