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Lemn Sissay —
born on December 30, 1967,
Lemn Sissay MBE is a British author and broadcaster... (wikipedia)
A blog is neither a diary nor a journal. Many people think of blogging in relation to those two things, confessional or practical. It is neither but includes elements of both.
My foster parents were very religious. They told me that they had not decided to take me in, rather that it was God that had decided it for them.
When somebody takes a child from their native culture, that is in itself an act of aggression.
I have spent most of my adult life proving that I existed. A blog is an accessible way of doing this - there is a date and place in cyberspace that I existed a year ago, to the day, and the proof is still there.
My real mother is a survivor, very strong and respected by the people who know her, but our relationship is not easy - but then, it was never going to be.