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Precious Williams

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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

I have, I think, become a lot more selective about the targets of this nuclear option in the critical armoury. On the whole, I believe, the primary victims should always be influential, powerful, famous; those authors acclaimed by conformists and encircled by flatterers. The last time I consciously unsheathed the hatchet was in response to the matching piles of narcissistic trash recently dump...

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“The dead in Nigeria are always waking up. When somebody dies there, they only seem to die for a little while,”
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“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
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“I have known the joy and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That's living.”
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“Two things everybody's got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin' fuh theyselves.”
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“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
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“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.”
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Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Thanks for the Goodreads friendship, Precious. :)

message 2: by Shawnette (last edited Dec 03, 2009 11:54AM)

Shawnette Hey, Precious...WELCOME to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your writings and best of luck to you in the future...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed end of the week...and as always Happy Reading & Writing :-)

message 3: by Sanaz

Sanaz Hi Precious,

Thanks for the friend request...nice to meet you!

Good Luck,

message 4: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson I sure want to thank you for including me Precious. Hope you're having a real good day. jesse

message 5: by Carly

Carly Hey Precious, Thanks for accepting my friendship. :)

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