White Teeth is the saga of three families in London in the 20th century. Divided into four parts, each section of the novel focuses on one character or group of characters. Each character in the novel needs to decide to cling to their cultural heritage or create a new story for themselves in London. Archie marries Clara, a Jamaican Jehovah's Witness and the two have a daughter, Irie. Archie's best friend, Samad, has two twin sons, one of whom he sends to India while the other remains in England.