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AN EVENING WITH LEMN SISSAY - MY NAME IS WHY

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The Wynnstay Hotel

Church Street

Oswestry

SY11 2SZ

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Lemn Sissay, one of Britain’s best loved, award-winning poets and performers, talksabout his highly acclaimed memoir My Name Is Why

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Booka Bookshop are thrilled to present an evening with Lemn Sissay, one of Britain’s best loved, award-winning poets and performers, who will be joining us to talk about his highly acclaimed memoir, My Name is Why.

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.

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. We're delighted to welcome Lemn to Oswestry!

Event Format: Author talk 'in conversation' followed by audience Q&A and book signing

NB: Event starts at 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)

Tickets: £10 without book (redeemable against a signed copy of My Name is Why) or £17 with book (includes a signed copy of My Name is Why)

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