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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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Dec 15, 10

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Read from November 23 to December 12, 2010

An amazing read, superbly written, with dry humour that never ridicules its protagonists. Incredible that this was written by a 24-year-old; her narrative voice seems much older and world-wiser than you would expect from a writer in her mid-twenties.
Also liked "On Beauty", but I think "White Teeth" is even better.
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Zadie Smith
“I am from the Kilburn branch of the Keepers of the Eternal and Victorious Islamic Nation," said Hifan proudly.

Irie inhaled.

Keepers of the Eternal and Victorious Islamic Nation," repeated Millat, impressed. "That's a wicked name. It's got a wicked kung-fu arse sound to it."

Irie frowned. "KEVIN?"

We are aware," said Hifan solemnly, pointing to the spot underneath the cupped flame where the initials were minutely embroidered, "that we have an acronym problem.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth


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