Lemn Sissay’s Life’s Source: An Interview and Commentary

Osborne, Deirdre. 2008. Lemn Sissay’s Life’s Source: An Interview and Commentary. In: Deirdre Osborne, ed. Hidden Gems: Contemporary Black British Plays. London: Oberon Books, pp. 318-326. ISBN 1-84002-843-0 [Book Section]

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Drawn from one of the early detailed interviews with sissay about his monodrama, Something Dark, this article contextualises the play in relation to Sissay's poetry and puts the author/performer into dialogue with the many voices that he inhabits in order to represent his life in this facto-fictional form of dramatised life-writing.

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mondrama, adoption and fostering, life writing, dramatic-poetics

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Theatre and Performance (TAP)


March 2008Published

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03 Oct 2011 12:13

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20 Feb 2022 19:42



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