Book Review: An Analysis of Zadie Smith's 'NW'
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue


Author Zadie Smith‘s fourth novel, NW, is making a splash on the literary front. In a book review for, writer Miles Marshall Lewis gives his analysis on the fiction tale about childhood friends who navigate a difficult adulthood.

“If NW were a Prince album it would be Controversy, not Dirty Mind; Parade, not Purple Rain,” Lewis writes.

“Fans of the way Zadie Smith flips verbs, metaphors and story arcs welcome all of her novels (this is only her fourth in 12 years) just to read where her imagination will lead. Smith’s latest doesn’t quite cohere like her best work.”

Read more at EBONY.

Join the Conversation

Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.