Lecture in language


Lemn Sissay (GBR)

poet, playwright, performer and broadcaster

„Poetry made me feel alive and I came to realise that the imagination was an incredible landscape that would unfold the more I walked into it.“


If you Google the name “Lemn Sissay” all the returning hits will be about him. There’s only one person in the world named Lemn Sissay. And we can confirm this fact is quite significant. Lemn Sissay is a BAFTA nominated award winning writer, international poet, performer playwright, artist and broadcaster. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature by The Queen of England. His memoir, My Name Is Why, was published by Canongate in 2019 and became a bestseller. In 2020, he has the honor of being a jury member of the prestigious Booker Prize.

  He has read on stage throughout the world: from The Library of Congress in The United States to The University of Addis Ababa, from Singapore to Sri Lanka, Bangalore to Dubai, from Bali More…

Meet Lemn Sissay (GBR)

Lemn's "My Name is Why" Book Launch in Addis Ababa
Lemn Sissay on taking creative risks