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Color Blind - A Memoir (Hardcover): Precious Williams

Color Blind - A Memoir (Hardcover)

Precious Williams

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A memoir of racial identity and fractured family set in 1970s and '80s Britain.

Born in London to a Nigerian princess, Precious Williams saw her life change radically in its first months. Her mother, deciding she couldn't raise a child, placed an ad for foster care in "Nursery World." A response soon came from a woman in rural Sussex, and Precious, three months old, was handed off in a basket.

Nan, Precious's new foster mother, was sixty years old and white, and prided herself on being "color blind." But she might also have been shortsighted about the difficulties her black daughter would encounter. At her all-white school, Precious was taunted and ostracized, and Nan struggled to understand her daughter's troubles. Precious's birth mother would visit occasionally, providing glimpses of a different world, but eventually turned critical of a daughter who had become "too white."

Retreating into her imagination, Precious forged her own identity. She emerged from the disillusionment and self-destructiveness of her teen years with a fierce resolve not to let circumstance, class, or color determine her future. Precious Williams tells her extraordinary story in "Color Blind," brightly, bravely grappling with issues of identity, motherhood, and race.


Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2010
First published: August 2010
Authors: Precious Williams
Dimensions: 218 x 156 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 241
ISBN-13: 978-1-59691-338-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-59691-338-X
Barcode: 9781596913387

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