The Resource My name is why : a memoir, Lemn Sissay

My name is why : a memoir, Lemn Sissay

Label
My name is why : a memoir
Title
My name is why
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lemn Sissay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of 17, after a childhood in a fostered 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 a childhood in care, 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sissay, Lemn
Dewey number
  • 821.9'2
  • 821.9'2
  • 821.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sissay, Lemn
  • Poets, English
  • Poets, Black
  • Sissay, Lemn
  • Children
  • Biography
Label
My name is why : a memoir, Lemn Sissay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786892348
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781786892348
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
My name is why : a memoir, Lemn Sissay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786892348
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781786892348
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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