White Teeth

Zadie Smith's novel is centred around Britain's relationship with immigrants from formerly colonised countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London. One of the most talked-about fiction debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing — among many other things — with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book. (From Penguin Books)

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Eleanor speaks with one of fiction's most exciting voices, British novelist Zadie Smith. The beloved author of 'White Teeth' and 'NW' has a new novel, 'Swing Time' - about fame, female friendship, and tap dancing.

Sisterhood is survival, says Zadie Smith

7 years ago
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Acclaimed British author Zadie Smith is interviewed on-stage in Toronto by Eleanor Wachtel.

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