Smith deftly deals with poverty in Europe, poverty in Africa, poor relief of different kinds, motherhood, friendship and probably also a bunch of other topics I missed out on because I was too engrossed in the plot.
For some reason the noncommittal narrator stuck with me. A young "brown" girl (Jamaican mother) and her life journey would not seem all that original, but Smith knows her stuff so this was riveting.
Superbly rich, superbly penned and superbly entertaining novel!
I have loved everything I have read by Zadie Smith, and this just might be her best so far.