Swing Time – Zadie Smith


Swing Time is an ambitious, exuberant new novel taking the reader from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty, Zadie Smith.

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Swing Time


Two brown girls dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either…

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from North-West London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.

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