My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

My Name Is Why

My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay an English poet is the heartbreaking true story of his childhood. After being left in England by his Ethiopian mother as a baby he was adopted by an English family who then decide they can no longer cope with him at 12 years of age, after having 3 children of their own, they then give him up to foster care. 

This story talks us through the heart ache of rejection suffered by Sissay and his journey to find the truth about his biological family. helped by his foster care worker. What a gripping read, Lemn Sissay is such a beautiful writer and this story is truely astonishing.

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