THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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White Teeth
By Zadie Teeth

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, featuring a detailed analysis of Smith's novel, arguing that her portrayal of multicultural London employs "a conception of identity that has close resemblances to poststructuralist conceptions of the subject". With reference to works by Rushdie and Kureishi.
An essay by Supriya Nair, an Associate Professor at Tulane University, exploring various aspects of White Teeth, including the roles of several characters and their relationship to history and issues of identity.
Essay by Mark Shackleton discussing how food - seen here as a marker of national identity - features in this novel as well as works by Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie.
An extensive review of the novel by James Wood for The New Republic.