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21st November 2019

Lemn Sissay


Date:21/11/2019 1.00pm start to 2PM



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What to Expect:

We are absolutely thrilled to announce a book signing with Lemn Sissay.

He will be signing copies of his new book between 1pm and 2Pm 21st November.  This is a ticketed event which includes a copy of his book .  Please note this is a SIGNING only not an event with questions.


'A quest for understanding, for home, for answers' Matt Haig

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.






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