At seventeen, after a childhood in care, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. He learned his real name was Lemn Sissay. He was British and Ethiopian and his mother had been pleading for his return to her since his birth. This is a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Hear one of the nation’s foremost poets discuss his best-selling, acclaimed and moving memoir – a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.
“I have never read a memoir like it. A blistering account of a young life in the hands of neglectful authorities. It’s a quest for understanding, for home, for answers” – Matt Haig
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