My Name is Why – Lemn Sissay In conversation with Auriel Majumdar

Artwork Slide
Artwork Slide

Sat, 17 October 7:30pm

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 which is 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

Auriel Majumdar is a Creative Coach and Consultant

Books, including selected signed copies or signed book plates are available through our Festival Bookseller Blackwell’s with free postage.   Please e-mail sheffield@blackwell.co.uk or phone 0114 278 7211 or visit the shop at Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA

A selection of unsigned books, some discounted, can be ordered here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/collection/OffTheShelf2020_FestivalOfWords/-186695
Books featured during the festival can also be ordered through the website blackwells.co.uk

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