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Maybe I Don't Belong Here

David Harewood; David Olusoga / David Harewood
'As a Black British man I believe it is vital that I tell this story. It may be just one account from the perspective of a person of colour who has experienced this system but it may be enough to potentially change an opinion or more importantly stop someone else from spinning completely out of control.' - David HarewoodThis audio edition is read by the author and includes an exclusive conversation between David Harewood and historian and writer David Olusoga.Is it possible to be Black and British and feel welcome and whole?Maybe I Don't Belong Here is a deeply personal exploration of the duality of growing up both Black and British recovery from crisis and a rallying cry to examine the systems and biases that continue to shape our society.In this powerful and provocative account of a life lived after psychosis critically acclaimed actor David Harewood uncovers devastating family history and investigates the very real impact of racism on Black mental health.When David Harewood was twenty-three his acting career beginning to take flight he had what he now understands to be a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He was physically restrained by six police officers sedated then hospitalized and transferred to a locked ward. Only now thirty years later has he been able to process what he went through.What was it that caused this breakdown and how did David recover to become a successful and critically acclaimed actor? How did his experiences growing up Black and British contribute to a rupture in his sense of his place in the world?'Such a powerful and necessary read . . . Don't wait until Black History Month to pick up this book it's a must-read just now.' - Candice Brathwaite author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother'David Harewood writes with rare honesty and fearless self-analysis about his experiences of racism and what ultimately led to his descent into psychosis . . . This book is in itself a physical manifestation of that hopeful journey.' - David Olusoga author of Black and British

  • Published by Pan Macmillan
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Autobiography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 2nd September 2021
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 42 Mins.
  • ISBN 0000000430405