Maybe I Don’t Belong Here

Yesterday, I read Maybe I Don’t Belong Here by David Harewood.  There were other things I meant to do but I didn’t do them; I became absorbed in the book and read it.

It’s about his life and his experience of psychosis, when his two halves, the black half and the English half, seemed to split. He wrote that at times he was able to fuse the two halves together but occasionally the gap between them was just too big. He discusses how this was related to the racist abuse he’d received.  Black men in Britain are ten times more likely than white men to be diagnosed with a psychotic illness and four times more likely to be sectioned.

Read more