Zz packer's collection of short stories drinking coffee elsewhere (2003) presents us with a set of mostly african-american female characters who, despite sharing the overt difference of their skin color, reveal a much wider range of “ otherness” or alterity as they have to grapple with the boundaries that age, class, education.
Primary texts: aimé césaire: notebook of a return to the native land sandra cisneros: woman hollering creek and other stories salman rushdie: east, west robert young: postcolonialism: a very short introduction zz packer: drinking coffee elsewhere roxane gay: ayiti claire vaye watkins: battleborn tinhouse.
The short story, “brownies” is written by author, zz packer it surrounds a group of african american brownie girls in the fourth grade who journey to a campsite situated near the suburbs of atlanta, georgia, called camp crescendo on the trip, they encounter another brownie group comprised of white girls, all of who are.
Demons, junot díaz's the brief wondrous life of oscar wao and zz packer's drinking coffee elsewhere—to members of the class of 2012 for their summer reading the onstage line-up provided an array of contrasts one author, barry, said she barely considers herself a writer at all: she told time she.
Zz packer was just twenty-six when she published “brownies” in harper's, part of a remarkable string of early successes that preceded her highly praised collection drinking coffee elsewhere (riverhead, 2003), still her only book in print seen from this distance, “brownies” is a youthful effort, in parts.