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Color Blind: A Memoir

Color Blind: A Memoir

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by Precious Williams

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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

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Color Blind: A Memoir 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Emma_Butler More than 1 year ago
I bought this after reading a positive review of it in USA Today. It is one of the best autobiographies I have ever read. I would describe it as searing, brilliantly-written and a page-turner. This book might make you cry but it will also make you feel inspired and hopeful.
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JP-WASHINGTON More than 1 year ago
All I can say is wow! What a moving, incredible story. It is a story about overcoming adversity and prevailing against life's imperfect circumstances. Precious writes her story with an honesty and clarity that is sometimes lacking in memoirs. Her writing style is smooth and the story flows nicely. This story was not written to amuse, or to make the reader laugh. It is a poignant story that at times, hurts your heart, and at other times fills it with hope. I was unaware of the practice of the fostering of African children in England during the 60s and 70s that the author herself was a part of. It was difficult for me to understand how Precious's mother could be so cold and indifferent towards her. And I also found myself becoming frustrated with her white foster family as well. Although their intentions were good, Precious was never allowed to come to terms with her true self. Being a kid and growing up is tough enough without having your self-identity in question as well. I think at times, our culture is so obsessed with being politically correct and treating everyone equally, that we forget to acknowledge the value that can be found in our differences. As a culture we should be able to embrace and appreciate our uniqueness and individuality and not look at it as a disadvantage. Bravo to Ms. Williams for maturing and learning to recognize her value as a person. She was able to overcome her childhood hardships and become a successful journalist. What an inspiring book. This story will stay with me for quite some time.....