My Name is Why: Lemn Sissay in Conversation
British poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay talks to Georgina Godwin about his courageous memoir 'My Name is Why'.
The Inkpot, Cheltenham
Saturday 5th October, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
- Book signing
- In Conversation
- Questions & Answers
About the Event
My Name is Why captures a childhood in care and a subsequent search for identity, family and the meaning of home.
At the age of 17, after a childhood in a foster family and six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. Norman was not his real name, it was Lemn Sissay. He learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth.
This is Lemn's story, one of cruelty and neglect, determination and triumph. Lemn Sissay (MBE) is one of Britain's best loved, award-winning poets and performers.
About the Book
Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date:26 Apr 2019
A memoir with a message - about growing up in care and finding hope, determination and creativity - from British poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay