She teaches American literature to American Students, while coming from Zambia herself. This should not be a special things in a globalizing world. Just like an American teaching African literature somewhere at an African university or writing about it. The world is shrinking (in some ways) and we are getting closer. Even a man with a German grandfather and Scottish mother a man can become president of the United States of America. So there are endless possibilities.
In this article Aaron Bady writes about Namwali Serpell, who is heading for the great Zambitious novel.