By Precious Williams
Born in Africa to a Nigerian princess, useful Williams used to be below 365 days previous while her mom positioned an advert in Nursery global: "Pretty Nigerian female offspring wishes new home." Precious's mom had flown to London looking for a brand new life--a lifestyles during which there has been no house for a daughter. the 1st reaction got here rom a 60-year-old white lady, Nan, who prided herself for being "color blind." Correspondence have been exchanged, no questions requested, and beneficial left her mom for Nan's domestic in rural England.
Nan can have been colour blind, yet others of their small city weren't. invaluable grew up in a wholly white loved ones, attending all-white faculties, the place she remained for her whole adolescence. She was once taunted by way of her friends and misunderstood by means of Nan. Precious's mom sometimes made fleeting, magical visits until eventually she used to be 9, yet may frequently critisize her for being "too white."
Finding it most unlikely to regarding any family members members--biological or surragoate--she turned disappointed and self-destructive. She retreated to her mind's eye, forging an id from characters she'd visible on television, in videos, and skim approximately in books.
Color Blind is a strong coming-of-age memoir exploring issues of motherhood and race.
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Color Blind: A Memoir by Precious Williams