baby nigerian princess

I enjoy reading through the book deals at Publishers Marketplace, and today, this upcoming title caught my eye:

"Journalist Precious Williams's untitled memoir, detailing her unusual unbringing as a black girl in an all-white part of England, (her mother, an African princess, placed an advertisement in a London newspaper -- 'Pretty Nigerian baby girl needs new home' -- and she was given to the first respondent, a 60-year-old agoraphobic who had read Uncle Tom's Cabin and fallen in love with the notion of having a black baby), a story of mothers and daughters, of racial identity and the search to find a sense of belonging in an alien world."

I can't wait to read this book. It will apparently be out from Bloomsbury in 2006.

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