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Frances Mensah Williams CBE spent her early childhood between the USA, Austria, and Ghana before settling in the UK. An avid scribbler, her acclaimed first novel From Pasta to Pigfoot was published in 2015, with a sequel - From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings - soon following in 2016 (both Jacaranda Books). Her third novel, Imperfect Arrangements (2020), was followed by the Marula Heights series of standalone novellas, River Wild and Sweet Mercy, set in contemporary Ghana.An entrepreneur, Consultant, Executive Coach, and TEDx speaker, Frances is also the author of three non-fiction careers books and the publisher of careers portal www.ReConnectAfrica.com. She is a passionate advocate for skills development and has written extensively on careers and business relating to Africa and the African diaspora. She has received awards for innovation in business and skills development, culminating in the CBE awarded by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2020 New Year's Honours List for services to Africans in the UK and in Africa.
'A fluid easy read with a bemusing touch on culture and romance.
From Pasta to Pigfoot presents a youthful narrative that grants
deep questions of identity and self discovery a universal
resonance. With a homely and nostalgic tone Frances Mensah Williams
simultaneously arouses anger and compassion within her readers.
Faye a happy go lucky 'air head' finds herself dating a repulsive
cultural chauvinist, however the end of this relationship marks the
beginning of her journey.
From Pasta to Pigfoot, possesses a lightness of language crafted with lyrical finesse.' Afrikult.com--Afrikult.com