Frances Mensah Williams is a Ghanaian-born writer and publisher, and the author of several fiction and non-fiction books.
Resident in London, she is the author of the novels From Pasta to Pigfoot (2015) and the sequel From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings (2016). On its publication, From Pasta to Pigfoot was selected by WH Smith as one of the top 25 of its 100 Summer Reads and explores contemporary middle-class Africa. Described as a ‘coming of culture’ novel, it follows Ghanaian-born Londoner Faye Bonsu’s journey to Ghana to find her cultural home and reconcile her conflicting identities. The novel explores in a light-hearted way the deep challenges and tragi-comic clash of cultures faced by younger generations of Africans in the diaspora.
Her latest novel, Imperfect Arrangements (2020), is set in Ghana and follows the entangled lives and loves of three best friends and their partners.
Frances is the author of two non-fiction titles: Everyday Heroes – Learning from the Careers of Successful Black Professionals (2011) and ‘I Want to Work in Africa – How to Move Your Career to the World’s Most Exciting Continent’ (2014 and the publisher and Managing Editor of ReConnect Africa.com, an online careers and business magazine for global African professionals.