Jamaica, UK: Celebrating Zadie's win

JT at the Caribbean Beat Weblog celebrates Zadie Smith's winning the Orange Prize for Fiction: “Zadie Smith is British but counts as Caribbean on account of her Jamaican mother and the multicultural world she lives in. . . . Don't worry about the critics who make much of this book being a homage to E.M. Forster and Howards End: it works in its own right. What's so impressive about it is the way it dramatises the cultural divide between younger and older generations, between whites and African Americans, between liberals and conservatives, and the internal divide that haunts everyone of mixed-race, mixed-cultural birth.”

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