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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  


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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