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White Teeth -Zadie Smith

Where to begin with ‘White Teeth’ by Zadie Smith.
As I said in my previous post regarding her latest novel ‘Swing Time’, White Teeth is also a novel about cultural identity and belonging, however unlike Swing Time, White Teeth doesn’t have one central character or narrator, but many. 574 more words


The Ironic Wow Factor

Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli

In Jerusalem,

a Palestinian woman holds her phone

to the face of  an Israeli security forces officer

He holds his up in a counter move… 20 more words


Dear Adoption, There is Always Something Missing

Dear Adoption, There is Always Something Missing

I am Colombian. 
I am Swedish.
I am almost American. 

I can’t say that I’m Colombian without an explanation.  520 more words


Journal Entry #2 - The "N" Word

What does being a nigger-lover means to the residents of Maycomb County?  Why is this a powerful insult?

In literature, the word “nigger” is usually replaced for the “N-word.”  Usually, it refers to black or dark-skinned people, in the present, being one of the most racially offensive words.   269 more words

Cultural Identity

Journal Entry #3 - Discrimination In The 21st Century

Picture of the four players eating at the restaurant where their entrance was denied after their entrance was allowed a few days later.

Segregation in the United States during the 1930’s was common.   270 more words

Cultural Identity

Swing Time - Zadie Smith

I have just concluded my reading, my week long obsession with ‘White Teeth’, by Zadie Smith. There are so many times that I feel so in the dark when I find a new author, or rather an author who is new to me, who is so well known and influential to a whole BUNCH of people, that I ask myself the question; how did I only come upon this NOW? 604 more words

Contemporary Literature


Photograph: Herika Martinez

There is division enough

in our lives

The fences we construct

between us, 32 more words