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23
Apr

My Name is Why: In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

In this highly anticipated event, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will give a reading from his Sunday Times bestseller, My Name is Why.

Web

Friday 23rd April, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

In this highly anticipated event, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will give a reading from his Sunday Times bestseller, My Name is Why.

In reflecting on childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, Lemn invites you to explore the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home.

This online talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams. Talks last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

About the Book

My Name Is Why
My Name Is Why

Lemn Sissay

Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd

Publication date:26 Apr 2019

ISBN:9781786892348

4.35 out of 5
10 reviews
"A beautiful, sometimes heart-breaking but also helpful story"
Red
"a powerful memoir of a childhood in the care system"
New Statesman
"a powerful indictment of our care system"
Literary Review
"an extraordinary story"
The Sunday Times
"a memoir that is both heartbreaking and inspiring"
The Bookseller
"a searing memoir about being brought up in care"
The Times
"It is sensational stuff told with an elegant restraint that leaves the reader feeling some of the hurt, bewilderment and anger that he has endured"
The Sunday Times
"a searing and unforgettable re-creation of the most brutal of beginnings"
The Guardian
"a story of neglect, cruelty and, of course, immense courage"
Daily Mail
"a searing chronicle"
The Guardian

A memoir with a message - about growing up in care and finding hope, determination and creativity - from British poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay