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Big Issue, 15 April 2023: ‘I couldn’t find a book with a Black British romantic heroine, so I wrote one

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The Irish Times, Monday April 24, 2023 (Books) – Less Bridget Jones, more Bridgerton by Frances Mensah Williams,

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Bustle Magazine – Dec. 2022 – Books – 20 Books by British & Irish Women to Look Out for in 2023Strictly Friends

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Country & Townhouse Magazine, CTH Book Club – Jan. 2023 – 8 British Authors to Put on Your TBR This Year by Dorothy Koomson

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Vogue – British Vogue Magazine, March 2013 – Books – Bernadine Evaristo: 2023 is a Breakthrough Year for Black British Novelists 

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UK TOP 100 AFRICAN BUSINESS LEADERS – Frances Mensah Williams CBE FRSA – African Business Chamber 

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Fabulous Magazine, 19 March 2023, Fabulist Book ReviewStrictly Friends

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The Sun newspaper, 19 March 2023, Book Competition – Strictly Friends

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My Weekly Magazine, March 2023 – Short Story: Lucky Ship

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Candis Magazine, April 2023, The Bookshelf – Book review, Strictly Friends

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Woman magazine, 24 August 2022 Issue, Book Review – The Second Time We Met
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Woman & Home magazine, September 2022 Issue, Book Review –The Second Time We Met
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My Weekly magazine, 4 August 2022 Issue, Book Review – The Second Time We Met
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An Open Letter to My Favourite Author, Dorothy Koomson by Frances Mensah Williams Female First magazine
( August 2022 Issue, Book Review, The Second Time We Met
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Capital XTRA Book Club with Leah Davis, Volume 9
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Summer Books 2022, i Newspaper (‘What I’m Reading This Summer’, Dorothy Koomson,

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Publishers Weekly, Book Review (The Second Time We Met)


What’s Trending in the Entertainment Industry – April 2021
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Top 5 Books selected by Guest Editor, Dorothy Koomson, Summer 2021 (Imperfect Arrangements)


The Top 20 African Books of 2020, African Arguments (Imperfect Arrangements)

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A Little Book Problem: Romancing the Romance Authors with… Frances Mensah Williams

Publishers Weekly Book Review of Imperfect Arrangements

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The Bookmark: Dorothy Koomson interviews Frances Mensah Williams

Author Q&A II: 10 Questions With Frances Mensah Williams
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The Black British Women Writing Themselves into Romance Novels – Black Ballad

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A Conversation with Frances Mensah Williams – Greenacre Writers
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Dorothy Koomson: ‘There is more to black women and women of colour than the current narrative allows.’
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African Writers Find a New Voice
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Bookchat with Frances Mensah Williams – African Book Addict

The Bookmark: Dorothy Koomson interviews Frances Mensah Williams

In Conversation with Frances Mensah Williams – Pull Down the Moon (Video)
[From Pasta to Pigfoot& Imperfect Arrangements]

Imperfect Arrangements Book Review – Pull Down the Moon (Video)

Imperfect Arrangements Book Review – Mommy Loves to Read (Video)

An interview with Ghanaian author Frances Mensah Williams
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A Journey of Self-Discovery and Love: A Review of Frances Mensah Williams’ From Pasta to Pigfoot
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5 things I learned self-publishing AND traditionally publishing my books
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Pede Hollist: In Search of Cultural Literacy, Not Orthodoxy. (From Pasta to Pigfoot)
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Interview with Frances Mensah Williams: CEO of Interims for Development Ltd, UK
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Frances Mensah Williams Returns to the Suburb
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