After Lemn Sissay's touching reading of The Report proved to be a success at the Royal Court, the acclaimed author returns to the West End venue this September for a special one-off reading of an excerpt from her latest work, My Name is Why: A Memoir.
What is the book My Name is Why about?
After a troubling childhood in a foster family followed by six dreadfully sombre years living in care homes, Norman Greenwood was finally given his birth certificate at the not-so-tender age of 17. He then learnt his real name was Lemn Sissay and that he was a dual Ethiopian and British citizen. Even more surprising, Sissay's mother had evidently been begging for his safe return ever since he was born.
The heart-wrenching memoir of Lemn Sissay is an exploration of a childhood spent in foster care, what it means to be British, and a journey to find one's inner voice while also serving as a criticism on the institutional care system, racial divides, family, and homesickness.
What to expect from the My Name is Why Royal Court reading
The upcoming reading by Lemn Sissay of his gripping new memoir is packed with the lyricism and strength you would come to anticipate from the country's most beloved poets. It's heartwarming. It's honest. And it's timely, built as a consequence of an entire life asking questions and serving as a celebration of creative redemption through the medium of a published autobiographic tale.
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