There's a new generation of extraordinary Zambian women that are achieving great things on the global stage. We have already seen Dambisa Moyo, Princess Kasune Zulu, Princess Nzindaba Nyirenda and the list goes on. Largely unrecognised in Zambia but they are making their mark. The latest to have joined this list is Namwali Serpell, who holds a PhD from Harvard University and is an accomplished writer and academic. Namwali is on the short list for the Caine Prize 2010 for African Writing for her story "Muzungu". I have not read the story but I gather it is featured in The Best American Short Stories 2009. A recent interview on the same can be found here.