Precious: A True Story PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Precious: A True Story free pdf 'Where are you from?' is a question I always find hard to answer. 1971: an ad in Nursery World. 'Private foster parents required for a three-month-old baby' - me. The lucky applicants are a 57-year-old white woman and her daughter, who love babies, especially black babies. My mother arrives, a haughty Nigerian woman in a convertible with a moses basket on the seat beside her, setting the net curtains in this all-white council estate twitching. And though the whole place makes my privileged mother's skin crawl, she returns to London with an empty basket beside her, choosing this home for me because, unusually for the estate, my foster mother talks proper, and I'll need a posh white accent for the bright future I have ahead of me. I'll cling on to that idea - that I've a bright future ahead of me - even though there's nothing in my upbringing to warrant it. Even though my mother's love consists of long absences, confusing behaviour and dauntingly high expectations. Even though my foster mother's love is overwhelming and suffocating. Even though I seem to be a magnet for abusive sexual attention from men I barely know. Even though the authorities have no idea where to put me or where I belong, and nor, really, do I. And even when I fall pregnant at eighteen and find myself back in the rural town I'd tried to escape from, with a tiny baby dependent on me, I still think the future's out there. I'll find it, whatever it takes. "Precious" is the story of growing up black in a white community, of struggling to find an identity that fits amid conflicting messages, of deciphering a childhood full of secrets and dysfunction. Painfully honest, swerving from farce to tragedy, "Precious" has a spirit that refuses to be crushed.

About Precious Williams

Precious Williams is a former contributing editor to Cosmopolitan and her personal essays and celebrity interviews have also appeared in the Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, Wallpaper, Elle, Marie Claire and the New York Post. She lives in London.

Details Book

Author : Precious Williams
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 01 August 2011
ISBN : 1408810018
EAN : 9781408810019
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Precious: A True Story

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • How Animal Babies Stay Safe Pb free pdfHow Animal Babies Stay Safe Pb

    A baby scorpion rides on its mother's back. A baby alligator hides in it's mother's mouth. What about a baby leopard. and a baby elephant. Read and find out how animal babies stay safe..

  • Journey with Journey with "Justice" - Our Family's Experience with "Shaken Baby" Allegat ...

    A young mother awakens early one morning to find her tiny three-month-old premature daughter. Natalia. struggling to breathe and almost rigid. After a call to 911. Natalia is taken by ambulance with her mother to the ER..

  • Mother and Baby   free pdfMother and Baby

    Music composed to create a restful and soothing environment for Mother and Baby Includes a full colour guide to childcare and wellbeing by Dr White The music on this album has been specially composed to soothe and calm young babies and children..

  • Are You My Mother? free pdfAre You My Mother?

    A new edition of the classic illustrated storybook. ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. A simple illustrated story of a baby bird's journey to find his mother. Children who have just started to read on their own will love following the baby bird on his quest as he asks everyone and everything that he meets 'Are You My Mother..

  • Are You My Mother? [Spanish] free pdfAre You My Mother? [Spanish]

    Are You My Mother. is a classic for beginning readers. A baby bird has hatched while its mother was away. Fallen from his nest. he sets out to find her and asks everyone he meets--a dog. a cow. a plane and more--"Are you my mother..

  • Precious: A True Story free pdfPrecious: A True Story

    . 'Where are you from?' is a question I always find hard to answer. 1971: an ad in Nursery World. 'Private foster parents required for a three-month-old baby' - me. The lucky applicants are a 57-year-