White Teeth, by Zadie Smith

Wow. Jamaican-British author Zadie Smith is an international treasure. This book was phenomenal, a solid 4/5 stars. I read this years ago for a class in college called The Modern British Novel alongside Virginia Woolf, Kingsley Amis, and Ian McEwan. At the time, I may not have been as impressed, and I didn't remember as … Continue reading White Teeth, by Zadie Smith

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Another Country, by James Baldwin

"Ne m'oublie pas," he whispered. "You are all I have in this world..." Another Country was an extraordinary novel. Baldwin tells the tale of several friends/couples with interwoven stories of race, gender, sexuality, and love. Taking place in the 1950s and set between NYC and Paris, Another Country has undertones of American racial relations that … Continue reading Another Country, by James Baldwin