Join us for an evening with inspirational bestselling author Lemn Sissay as he discusses his memoir My Name Is Why.
**The first 300 customers to register for this event will receive a signed paperback copy (with book plate) of My Name is Why. All other registrants will receive a standard paperback copy**
How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how.
At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. He learned that his real name was not Norman. It was Lemn Sissay. He was British and Ethiopian. And he learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth.
This is Lemn’s story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.
Sissay reflects on his childhood, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Written with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely memoir is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.
This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.
Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A paperback copy of My Name is Why will be posted to you.
This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.
Tickets: £15 (Includes a paperback copy of My Name is Why delivered to your door)