Z.Z. Packer


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January 12, 1973

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ZZ Packer (born January 12, 1973) is an African-American author, notable for her works of short fiction. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky. Her given name is Zuwena (Swahili for "good"), but "After a while of teachers mispronouncing my name and everyone else in the world, I began introducing myself as ZZ, and it just kind of stuck" Recognized as a talented writer at an early age, her first significant publication was in Seventeen magazine at the age of 19. She is a 1990 graduate of Seneca High School, in Louisville, KY.

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

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Brownies

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Every Tongue Shall Confess

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“No," I said, and suddenly knew there was something mean in the world I could not stop.”
Z.Z. Packer

“She did not want to say it, because it made no practical sense, but in the end she went to Japan for the delicate sake cups, resting in her hand like a blossom; she went to Japan for loveliness.”
ZZ Packer, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

“When you've been made to feel bad for so long, you jump at the chance to do it to others.”
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