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HOT SUMMER NEWS: Lemn is now Chancellor at University of Manchester.  Here are his two shows broadcast on BBC Radio 4:  Lemn  Sissay’s homecoming episode one and episode 2. His film above will be shown at The FA Cup final. He is running against Peter Mandelson for Chancellor at University of Manchester. He is judgng the Creative Future Literary Awards for marginalised and disabled writers. If you are on an Emirates flight this summer you can hear Lemn on  Emirates Airline radio.  “Let There Be Peace” his Landmark Poem for the world will be unveiled at The British Council in Addis Ababa Ethiopia


Lemn has finished the WW1 Centenary poem for Northern Ireland.  His exhibition “Superman Was A Foundling” is  at The Foundling Museum in Central London.  Watch  the BBC documentary film on his life “Internal Flight”.

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Incoming Interesting fact: If you google “Lemn Sissay”  all results relate to him. There’s only one Lemn Sissay in the world.

Lemn is Patron of The Letterbox Club. Patron of The Reader Organisation  and ambassador for  The Children’s Reading Fund. He is founder of The Christmas Dinners.

Lemn is Honorary Doctor of Letters, an MBE for services to literature, Associate Artist at Southbank Centre and Coram Foundling Fellow.  Speak directly to Lemn through  his blog. For an even more intimate relationship get in touch with his Morning Tweets or follow or his micro blogging  on Facebook

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Go to radio tab for a sample of his BBC radio documentaries including, The Last Poets,  Gil Scott-Heron, JB Priestley, WH Auden and many more.  Listen to  BBC radio’s  Great lives for Lemn on  Ethiopian Prince Alemayhu. Listen to  his BBC World Service documentary on  Bob Marley.