Sunday, February 15, 2009

White Teeth


Finished reading White Teeth by Zadie Smith. Seems like the first two books i chose where similarly about navigating personal/cultural identity as a foreigner living abroad. White Teeth follows the families of a Pakistani immigrant in London and his friendship with a British born man married to a Jamaican woman. It follows the lives of their children and examines being caught between nations, the idea of home and self, cultural imperialism, science vs religion and East vs West.

3 comments:

Liz said...

loved White Teeth too. I think you might also like Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. explores all of these subjects through a circus family who all have deformities. very cool book!

blackgirlnamedbecky said...

We should commence a book club. I just finished Revolutionary Road and I was so eager to discuss it that I cornered my roommate, who had only seen the film adaptation. Shall we read more Smith, like On Beauty?

Justine Reyes said...

Yes! i read Geek Love in HS and I loved it. Been thinking about rereading it. And Becs i got On Beauty sitting on my desk so just let me know.