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My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

My Name Is Why

Lemn Sissay

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Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 26 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781786892348

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

4 stars out of 5
Francesca Angelini
9 Jun 2019

"an extraordinary story"

During his childhood, Sissay suffered years of abuse in care, being fostered by a family who came to believe the devil was in him because he took biscuits without asking, only to find out years later that his Ethiopian-born birth mother had been pleading for his return. Fans of his writing will have been waiting for his memoir. He has an extraordinary story to tell.