Interview with Monica Ali https://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/jun/01/fiction.features1 This 2003 interview with Monica Ali was published before Brick Lane was released and discusses her motivation for the novel, and what inspired her to write it. Monica Ali on Positive Discrimination https://lithub.com/monica-ali-reckoning-with-the-insidious-myth-of-positive-discrimination/ This essay by Ali was published in July 2019 and discusses her experiences and challenges as a writer of color. Brick Lane History https://www.eastlondonhistory.co.uk/brick-lane-east-london/ This website focuses on the history and culture of different locations in East London, including the Brick Lane neighborhood featured in Ali's novel. 2001 North Town Riots http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5032166.stm This news article summarizes the riots which occurred in several British towns in 2001 around race-related tensions. Ali refers to these events in her novel as an example of the racial tensions prominent during this time. A History of Council Housing https://web.archive.org/web/20151203172808/http://fet.uwe.ac.uk/conweb/house_ages/council_housing/print.htm This historical website provides a description of council housing in Great Britain at different points in time, describing the problems and opportunities it has created.