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A child of the state | Lemn Sissay

https://download.ted.com/talks/LemnSissay_2012X-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Literature has long been fascinated with fostered, adopted and orphaned children, from Moses to Cinderella to Oliver Twist to Harry Potter. So why do many parentless children feel compelled to hide their pasts? Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay tells his own moving story.