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My Name Is Why

ISBN: 9781786892362
€13.50
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A memoir with a message - about growing up in care and finding hope, determination and creativity - from British poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay
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"In this memoir, poet and playwright Lemn Sissay recounts his life, which for the first 18 years was spent in care. In his early years he experienced love and security but from 12 onwards he was alone and unloved moving from one care home to another. Physical, emotional and racial abuse was systemic. But this is not a ‘misery memoir’; this autobiography is about the importance of fighting for justice and truth in order to find your true place in the world. Lemn’s resilience, strength and warmth permeate this book and since reading it, I often think of Lemn with huge admiration and love. An incredible heartfelt and compelling read."

Recommended by Mairead, Dubray Grafton Street.

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

How does a government steal a child and then imprison him?
How does it keep it a secret?
This story is how.

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"In this memoir, poet and playwright Lemn Sissay recounts his life, which for the first 18 years was spent in care. In his early years he experienced love and security but from 12 onwards he was alone and unloved moving from one care home to another. Physical, emotional and racial abuse was systemic. But this is not a ‘misery memoir’; this autobiography is about the importance of fighting for justice and truth in order to find your true place in the world. Lemn’s resilience, strength and warmth permeate this book and since reading it, I often think of Lemn with huge admiration and love. An incredible heartfelt and compelling read."

Recommended by Mairead, Dubray Grafton Street.

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

How does a government steal a child and then imprison him?
How does it keep it a secret?
This story is how.

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