Rita Florence Williams’s New Book “Life Goes On As We Know It” Is a Telling and Thought-Provoking Memoir About History and Race

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Recent release “Life Goes On As We Know It,” from Page Publishing author Rita Florence Williams is both enlightening and disturbing; this work depicts the trials and tribulations of an eight-year-old African American as she grows up in a time of oppression and prejudice.

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Rita Florence Williams, a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, federal government worker, social activist, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book “Life Goes On As We Know It”: a gripping and potent voyage through the changes in the civil rights movement in America over the past sixty years. This book is written from the perspective of an eight-year-old colored girl in the 1950s.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Rita Florence Williams’s profound account aims to reveal her family history, legacy and the progress America has made in civil rights.

Mona was an eight-year-old colored girl who was raised in Illinois and Wisconsin during the 1950s. Her father was an electrician and her mother raised her and her siblings in a segregated environment. This book describes her life in a family that is trying to make ends meet in a post–World War II era. Mona was born prematurely because her mother was raped by a relative, causing early labor. Despite her early entry into the world, she survived to live in the oppressed world of African Americans. She describes the family’s journeys to the South to visit relatives in Georgia. During these visits she witnessed a lynching and learned that colored people in the South had to behave in an even more subservient manner. Her family was further disrupted when she found out she had a half-brother. This book is unique because it is written from the perspective of an eight-year-old colored girl. All the stories in this book are true, but names have been changed to protect the identity of the family. The images evoked from her description of these life-changing events compel the reader to vividly understand the experience of colored people during these difficult times.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase“Life Goes On As We Know It” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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