The Dialogue Society Book Group - Meeting 2: White Teeth, by Zadie Smith

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:30 in Community Engagement
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Where: Dialogue Society, 402 Holloway Road, N7 6PZ
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 18:30
With: Dialogue Society staff

Publisher's synopsis of White Teeth by Zadie Smith:

One of the most talked about fictional débuts of recent years, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.

About the Dialogue Society Book Group

The Dialogue Society Book Group explores the capacity of books to provide windows into different cultural and intercultural worlds. We will be choosing a series of quality novels to read and then to discuss together at relaxed, sociable gatherings at the Dialogue Society. Participants are welcome to suggest books for future sessions.

Participants will need to find a copy of the book chosen for each meeting, and will need to read it prior to the meeting. Books will generally be available from local libraries.

Over refreshments we will have a conversation about the book and our responses to it. Discussion may cover:

  • the quality of the storytelling
  • the authenticity and accuracy with which a historical/cultural situation is portrayed
  • our personal responses to it

You do not need to be an expert on literature or anything else to join in. The group should be enjoyable for anyone who enjoys a good book and likes discovering new ones.

Prospective books for future sessions (NB we are open to suggestions)

The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
World and Town by Gish Jen
A Distant Shore by Caryl Phillips
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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