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Precious Williams's Reviews

Reviews of Precious’s Work

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Jan.22.2011
Published by The New Black Magazine
Williams produces a provocative, warm, disturbing and at times hilarious memoir; I was pleasantly surprised and I read it in one sitting. When I put it down I was both enlightened...
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Jan.16.2011
Published by African-Writing
One gets the impression that ‘Precious’ isn’t all the author has to say about her life so far. There’s every suggestion another volume is in the offing. This first installment...
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Nov.11.2010
Published by San Francisco Book Review
The confusion, ignorance, clarity, and struggles Williams encounters along the way are riveting reading with Williams’ deft descriptions and child-like honesty. The on-going...
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Oct.07.2010
Published by USA Today
British journalist Precious Williams upends every expectation about race, class, gender and ambition in her startlingly powerful memoir. Of note: Williams' subtle, devastating...
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Oct.07.2010
Published by USA Today
Precious Williams upends every expectation about race, class, gender and ambition in her startlingly powerful memoir.
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Aug.06.2010
Published by The Boston Globe
Gorgeously written with a fiercely honest voice, “Color Blind,’’ shows that who we are is shaped by how we are nurtured, even when our histories leave damage that is as much a...
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Published by Sunday Times
Telling her own story, she maintains an often pragmatic stance, reflecting the gnawing isolation and emotional separation that she felt as a child. Astonishingly, there is little...
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Published by Elle Magazine
Bookmark These: August 2010 ELLE's August Reading Recommendations By Lisa Shea | July 13, 2010 1:00 p.m. * Precious Mettle Precious Williams’ memoir, Color Blind (Bloomsbury...
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Published by Kirkus Reviews
An affecting memoir about growing up in two worlds, neither quite comfortable with the other… the story moves along toward a satisfying conclusion that speaks to aspiration and...
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Published by Publishers Weekly
Williams offers an English journalist's wry, charming memoir of being a black Nigerian girl growing up in a 1970s white foster home in a village of West Sussex, England...Her...

Reviews by Precious

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19.Jan.2010
by precious-williams
"A beautiful, haunting new Dickensian tale of growing up between two mothers and two motherlands, each making suffocating claims...