Lemn Sissay - My Name is Why The leading poet and broadcaster on race, family and the meaning of home
Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker, inspiring audiences on a daily basis across the globe. He’ll be sharing his life story, so movingly outlined in his Sunday Times bestselling memoir, My Name is Why, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so exploring the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. It’s a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph, and delivered with his characteristic warmth and wit.