When critically-acclaimed actor David Harewood was 23 and his career just beginning to take flight, he had what he now understands to be a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Only now, 30 years later, has he been able to process what he went through. In a powerful and provocative account of a life lived after psychosis, he talks to Musa Okwonga (One of Them) about the very real impact of racism on Black mental health, and the duality of growing up both Black and British that contributed to a rupture in his sense of his place in the world.

Books available to accompany this event

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One of Them In The End, It Was All About Love
Maybe I Don't Belong Here: A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery


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