‘Africa Under the Table’ By Michele Williams

Colette finds herself immersed in her role as a wife and mother in a working class neighborhood of Berkeley, California. She is white and her husband, Raymond is black. They live in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, where the story focuses on the early death of a dear friend and neighbor, who represents the black working class community that once populated the area. Colette has some prescient abilities that emerge here and there as she and Raymond support their dying friend’s passage from life to death.

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