Bashir Adan
  Pius Adesanmi

  Ibrahim Al-Koni
  Isaac Anyaogu
  Malika Assal
  Ellen Banda-Aaku
  Juliane Okot-Bitek
  Elaine Chiew
  I. Iyi-Eweka Chou
  Elliott Colla
  Funmi Fetto
  Tendai Huchu
  Mamle Kabu
  A. Kourouma  
  K. W. Kgositsile
  Daniel P. Kunene
  Ryan Eric Lamb
  R. Makamane
  M. Makonnen
  Sarah L. Manyika
  Tola Ositelu
  Martin A. Ramos
  Ayo Morocco-Clarke
  S. D. Partington
  Marcia Lynx Qualey
  Marilyn H. Mills
  Mohamed Raïhani
  John Stephen Rae
  Geoff Ryman
  Essia Skhiri
  Christian Uwe
  Zukiswa Wanner
  Precious Williams





Click to read full Magazine

African Writing No. 11
African Writing ArchivesAW Archives

African Writing on Facebook
Hone your creative writing skills with help from our fine coaches
AW Online Workshops



Williams is of Sierra Leonean and Nigerian heritage,
although born and raised in England. She studied English Language
& Literature at Oxford. Precious: A True Story is her autobiography.

Anita-Precious Williams





In African Writing:


Precious: A True Story, by Tola Ositelu 11 (Review)

The story of interracial fostering in the 1970s and 1980s would be a familiar one to the many West African children temporarily left in the care of English families whilst their parents completed their studies or financially established themselves. In that sense Anita-Precious Williams’ childhood was not unique. Yet there is a place on book shelves for this compelling memoir because Anita’s experience was different from many others: her mother, Elizabeth could never make up her mind if she wanted her daughter back or not. Precious is a heartbreaking tale of a young woman trying not only to find her place in the world but also a way into her birth mother’s reluctant heart.







Copyright © African Writing Ltd & respective copyright owners. Enquiries to permissions(at)

African Writing, Many Literatures, One Voice
buy file or download now!