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Review: NW – Zadie Smith

Brimming with life, Zadie Smith’s vibrant novel NW follows the complex lives of four people who grew up on the same council estate in North West London.

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Running in a changing climate (guest post by Rosa Campbell)

It was a warm winter this year in London, a good winter to start running or so said the man at the running store. “Sure, it’s still cold, the wind will get up your fleece, but last year, there was snow in April!” We smiled at each other and rolled our eyes in that convivial exasperation strangers share sometimes about the “randomness” of the weather. 750 more words

Climate Change


“Women often have a great need to portray themselves
as sympathetic and pleasing, but we’re also dark people
with dark thoughts.” -Zadie Smith

Polyphonic Lit

Things to Click...

The wage gap between women and men in the work place has been in the news a lot lately, especially after senate Republicans unanimously rejected a bill that would ensure equal pay for equal work… 225 more words

Things To Click

Zadie Smith's White Teeth and time

Since reading Zadie Smith’s White Teeth (2000) earlier this year, I’ve been thinking about the way books are shaped by their time and place, and how their reception is likewise shaped by these. 242 more words



I remember looking through a magazine as a little girl and seeing a heavily made up, pink and purple eyeshadowed white woman and telling my mom, “I wanna look like this!” Completely bewildered she told me, “Go and tell your father that.” (Then it was my turn to be bewildered, Dad wasn’t exactly the disciplinarian.) So I told him, “Dad, I wanna look like this!” His expression was equal parts “Yuck” and “Sit down somewhere.” 569 more words