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From Pasta to Pigfoot

Frances Mensah Williams

526 pages
Jacaranda Books Art Music

Sparks fly and cultures clash in Frances Mensah Williams' romantic ode to self-love and multiculturalism.

Dismissed as a cultural lightweight by the man she is desperate to please, under-achieving PA, Faye Bonsu, is on a mission to find love. A disastrous night out leaves pasta-fanatic Faye's romantic dreams in tatters and underscores her alienation from her African heritage.

Leaving her cosy middle-class life in London's leafy Hampstead to find out what she's missing, Faye is whisked into the hectic social whirlpool of Ghana where she meets the handsome Rocky Asante - a cynical, career-obsessed banker with no time for women... until now.

Transported into a world of food, fun and sun, and faced with choices she had never thought possible, Faye is forced to discover that no matter how far you travel, you can't find love until you find yourself.

Author Bio

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.