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Precious Williams

Precious Williams
United Kingdom
December 31
Precious Williams is an author and journalist based in the UK. Her first book, "Precious" (titled "Color Blind" in the US) is published by Bloomsbury in August 2010. Precious's journalism has been published in The Times, The Financial Times, Elle & The Independent, among others.


image from t1.gstatic.comNovelist Alex Wheatle has written an article I consider to be really quite brave.  And timely.  It appeared in yesterday’s Independentwith the subhead:  "Britain’s premier book prize is presented tonight. It’s a shame it continues to/

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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'

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APRIL 14, 2011 8:04AM



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
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FEBRUARY 1, 2011 7:56AM

Nursery World

SiteLogo 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

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JANUARY 29, 2011 8:17AM

"I don't see you as black"

Why do some people imagine they are paying a compliment if they tell a black person "I don't see you as black"? 

Surely such a statement's as absurd as telling a man (of any race) "I don't see you as a man." 

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JANUARY 29, 2011 8:13AM

What kind of family matters?

What kind of family matters?

Is adoption the best thing for children in care? Precious Williams and David Akinsanya, who were fostered, reflect on their experiences

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NOVEMBER 30, 2010 9:07PM

The odds

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…

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first published in the Daily Telegraph (UK)
Last week, after 12 years of strict vegetarianism, I tucked into an oozing pink slab of sirloin steak. By the time the meat reached my plate, I hadn't eaten a
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first appeared in The Independent newspaper


Race under fire: Is being white something you can learn?

What does it mean to be white? An explosive new book by an American academic argues that whiteness isn't biological at all – in fact, it can
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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

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An Education: Ivy League Hookers

 by Precious Williams
first published in Glamour magazine

WHEN I meet Celine she is wearing a floor-length Marc Jacobs coat over  Chloe jeans,  a TSE Cashmere sweater and Jimmy Choo spike heels.  She… Read full post »