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Precious Williams
Avid reader. Journalist. Author of the book "Precious."
Interests: yoga, reading, writing
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I'm honoured to have been included on Clutch Magazine's List of 100 must-read books by black women authors. Definitely in great company - other books listed include Sula (Toni Morrison), Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston), The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (Lola Shoneyin) and I Know... Continue reading
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Oct 21, 2012
‘Precious’ is a tale of mothers and daughters, of a struggle with racial identity and a journey to find a sense of belonging. Precious Williams was just ten weeks old when her Nigerian mother arranged for her to be fostered by a 57 year old white woman, beginning a story... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 22, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Dispatches from our Festivals around the worldHome » 2012 » September » Precious Williams: The warmth of Nairobi people PRECIOUS WILLIAMS: THE WARMTH OF NAIROBI PEOPLE September 16, 2012 · by hay-festival · in Nairobi Precious Williams is the daughter of a Nigerian princess who was brought up by a... Continue reading
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Posted Sep 18, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
They are labelled "looked-after children" but it might be more accurate to call them "written-off children". There are about 65,000 children in care in Britain today. A care system branded by an all-party report as riddled with weaknesses, with residential care "not fit for purpose" for children who go missing.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 18, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Publishing and the diversity elephant in the room | Fiction Uncovered Continue reading
Reblogged May 18, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
via Congratulations to my namesake, Precious Williams of Harlem! Continue reading
Reblogged May 6, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Davis told Essence that up until now she hasn't felt brave enough to show off her natural do. But she said her supportive husband, actor Julius Tennon, encouraged her to 'step into who I am.' And she admitted that wearing her natural hair has given her a newfound sense of... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 24, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Although his parents urged him to study medicine, Jimmy Weiskopf dropped out of college and in the 1970s moved to Colombia, where he eventually began to focus on a different kind of elixir. The New York City native became an early advocate for the hallucinogenic plant mixture ayahuasca. For centuries,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Vancouver Sun TO JACK SCOTT, VANCOUVER SUN October 1, 1958 57 Perry Street New York City via Priceless Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2012 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
I love books and I’m a promiscuous reader but every now and then I become completely besotted with a novel. One of my first obsessions, as a kid, was The Wizard of Oz and as an adolescent, I fell for everything by Alice Walker…. Later (late teens), it was all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
India Arie says ‘I am not my hair….‘ I disagree with her. I am my hair. Of course my hair (dreadlocks these days) is not all that I am. But it is all that I have chosen it to be. Hair’s one of the few physical characteristics we have control... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Vitabu Books Interview | Precious Wiliiams Precious Williams is a journalist and author of the memoir Precious, A True Story, published by Bloomsbury in August 2010. A German translation of the book, titled Farbenblind, was published in October 2010 and a US edition, titled Color Blind,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Lenny Kravitz: 'Don't Call Me A Sex Symbol' one of my very first celeb interviews :) for the Evening Standard (London) 'Don't call me a sex symbol' Precious Williams Updated 00:00am on 27 Nov 2000 Lenny Kravitz is late. His "people" (a personal chef, band manager, tour manager, personal manager,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
A couple of days after I was born, my mother advertised me in a magazine called Nursery World. I've seen the original ad but no longer have access to it. It said something like 'Nigerian baby girl needs new home.' Back then - in the 1970s - literally thousands of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Earlier this month UK Children's Minister Tim Loughton vowed he'd relax rules around transracial adoption, making it easier for white families to adopt black and other minority children. But can a black child really thrive in a white home? Is love enough? And why are so many white celebrities adopting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
The odds.... I was just thinking about how the things and situations and people we quickly write off as being dysfunctional can actually be nurturing in their very own way. One of the recent reviews of my memoir said something like "Against all the odds she went on to become... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
I was recently interviewed by Tricia Wombell for Lime Magazine and for her excellent blog, Black Book News. Tricia is a really good interviewer who brought thoughtful questions: Precious William’s memoir Precious: A True Story has just been published by Bloomsbury. I am pleased that she agreed to answer my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
I was recently commissioned by the Guardian newspaper to write an article on the theme of family, looking at my own journey to finding a sense of family. As I sat down and pondered on the concept of family I realised just how complicated that theme, even that very word,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Health: Hollywood stars' shortcut to younger skin Facial acupuncture is the Hollywood stars' shortcut to younger looking skin. Precious Williams tries it first published in The Telegraph Who wouldn't want to look 10 years younger in just 20 minutes? In America, you can - as long as you don't mind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
Are you a member of the brilliant It's sort of Facebook for book-lovers. If you haven't joined, why not sign up? Unlike much in life, it is free. And while you're there please add me as a Friend and enter the contest to win a free copy of my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS
My first ever celebrity interview, fresh out of journalism school in 1999 with the great Nina Simone, while she was on probation for shooting her neighbour's kid in the kneecaps. Blues diva Nina Simone speaks to Precious Williams. The Big Issue - Feb 99 Nina Simone is furious that there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at PRECIOUS WILLIAMS