Drinking Coffee Elsewhere Summary

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Robert Dale Parkers, Postcolonial, and Race Studies shines a light on the many universals in ZZ Packers story, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. Dina is an African American female at Yale University. Dina has many struggles. She is one of the few black students, among a vastly white student body. She is poor among the wealthy, and she is also gay. Being in this different environment leaves her outside her comfort zone; she notices many things. For example “If I hadn’t known the person was white from the peephole, I'd have known it from a display like this. Black people didn’t knock on strangers’ doors, crying.”(ZZ Packer, 2). Dina sees how differently white people and black people act in certain situations. Dina also notices the black students on

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