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NW is a bleak but compelling take on multicultural Britain

Zadie Smith's novel translates to the screen well

By Lucinda Smyth  

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Contains spoilers

Read Sameer Rahim’s review of Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time,” from our November issue

NW, the BBC’s feature-length adaptation of Zadie Smith’s 2012 novel, arrives at a poignant moment in British history. Following the Brexit vote in June, the Prime Minister Theresa May claimed in her conference speech that “if you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere.” Speaking of the vote, she said, “when people demand change, it is the politician’s…

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