White Teeth is a 2000 novel by British author Zadie Smith. It focuses on the later lives of two wartime friends—the Bangladeshi Samad Iqbal and the Englishman Archie Jones—and their families in London. The novel's centered around Britain's relationships with people from formerly colonised countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
The book won multiple honors, including the 2000 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the 2000 Whitbread Book Award in category best first novel, the Guardian First Book Award, the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize, and the Betty Trask Award. Time magazine included the novel in its list of the '100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923 - 2005.'