Please join us beginning at 17:00 on Wednesday, 12 June in the Tiyende Pamodzi Theater (note the venue change from the Pavilion due to some of our relocation projects) for an evening with Zambian author Namwali Serpell. Ms. Serpell's novel The Old Drift, which spans four generations of Zambian history, has garnered rave reviews from all over the globe. Ms. Serpell is coming to us directly from the airport, so we are hoping for on-time flights! This will be a relaxed evening with some entertainment, a cash bar, and complimentary tea & coffee. Admission is free and is open to the AISL Community and friends. Ms. Serpell is hosting public talks later in the week; please see her website for details. Note that Ms. Serpell's novel is a work of adult fiction, so its main appeal will most likely be for students going into Grade 11 and up.
We will have 30 more copies of The Old Drift for sale at the event in case you'd like to purchase additional ones for the book-signing. The cost is 150 kwacha (cash) payable directly to Penguin Randomhouse publishers.
Though the timing of this event is not ideal given that the next day is the last day for students and many families are preparing to board planes, we didn't want to miss the opportunity to connect our community with this prodigious talent. We hope you can come!
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Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: