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Book Title: Color Blind|
ISBN 13: 9781608191284
The author of the book: Precious Williams
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: August 1st 2010
Format files: PDF
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Born in Africa to a Nigerian princess, Precious Williams was less than one year old when her mother put an ad in "Nursery World: ""Pretty Nigerian baby girl needs new home." Precious's mother had flown to London in search of a new life--a life in which there was no space for a daughter. The first response came rom a 60-year-old white woman, Nan, who prided herself for being "color blind." Correspondence were exchanged, no questions asked, and Precious left her mother for Nan's home in rural England.
Nan may have been color blind, but others in their small town were not. Precious grew up in an entirely white household, attending all-white schools, where she remained for her entire childhood. She was taunted by her peers and misunderstood by Nan. Precious's mother occasionally made fleeting, magical visits until she was nine, but would often critisize her for being "too white."
Finding it impossible to related to any family members--biological or surragoate--she became disillusioned and self-destructive. She retreated to her imagination, forging an identity from characters she'd seen on TV, in movies, and read about in books.
"Color Blind "is a powerful coming-of-age memoir exploring themes of motherhood and race.
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PRECIOUS WILLIAMS' first book, 'Precious, A True Story', published by Bloomsbury in August 2010, is a memoir about growing up in trans-racial private foster care. (A US edition, titled 'Color Blind', is published by Bloomsbury USA). Precious's story has been featured on Sky News and BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour and in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and USA Today. Her memoir was also serialized in 'The Times' and featured as a People Magazine "Great Read," a Sunday Times "Must Read" and Elle Magazine's "Recommended Read" for August 2010. A German translation of the book, titled 'Farbenblind', will be published in October 2010.
Born in the UK, Precious is of Sierra Leonean and Nigerian descent and she has lived in London and in New York. She studied English Language & Literature at Oxford University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Periodical Journalism from the London College of Printing.
She has been a Contributing Editor at Elle, Cosmopolitan and the Mail on Sunday 'Night & Day' magazine and is currently at work on her second book, a novel.
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