Gwen Ifill's Bookshelf
By Zadie Smith
First of all, I was intrigued that the author is British. A black British writer, I thought, what does that mean? Books at their best give you a secret pass into worlds you don't get to go to otherwise. This book offers an invitation to all different communities in London. It's a love story of sorts, and it satisfies curiosities that you didn't even know you had-about other people, communities, and traditions, and what happens when they bump up against one another.