In a session rescheduled from 18th August 2021, 5-6.30pm to 16th September 2021, 3-4.30pm, we will be reading and discussing Zadie Smith’s, ‘White Teeth’ (2000)
On the surface the plot of ‘White Teeth’ (2000) seems quite straightforward; It is about two families, the Jones and the Iqbal. However, as the plot unfolds and the story develops, it soon becomes apparent that ‘White Teeth’ is about so much more. By detailing the lives of these two London-based families, in her debut novel Zadie Smith gives the reader insight into the lived experience of a large cast of characters in an equally large array of spaces, from a Jamaican hair salon in North London, to a liberal public school. In doing so ‘White Teeth’ also tackles the big themes of faith, race, gender, history and culture head on, making it the perfect novel to read and discuss together over the summer.
This session will take place online (invite to be circulated nearer the time). Click on the KUextra booking button to then reserve your place via Kingston Libraries' Eventbrite.