My Name is Why – Stokes Croft China & PRSC Shop

My Name is Why

£9.99

UK delivery £3.50 - Free delivery on orders over £40!

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.

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All of our china is decorated by hand here in Stokes Croft - the last few months have been pretty hectic so the china workshop team are having a well-deserved break. Please be patient with your orders during this time!

FREE Local Delivery (within two miles), FREE Click & Collect from our Stokes Croft shop, or FREE UK delivery on all orders over £40! Standard UK delivery is £3.50, and should arrive in 2 - 3 working days.
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