Birmingham-born actor David Harewood is to tell his story in his upcoming autobiography – more details on it here.

The actor David Harewood has gone on to make quite a name for himself over the past few years across a string of productions such as Homeland and Supergirl. Furthermore, he was nominated for a BAFTA for his documentary Psychosis And Me, and his film and TV work continues to build.

Behind the stories of his successes though are real struggles, and he’s detailed those in his first book, which happens to be his upcoming memoir. It goes by the title Maybe I Don’t Belong Here: A Memoir Of Race, Identity, Breakdown & Recovery, and it’s set to be published by Bluebird on September 2nd 2021.

It’s available for preorder now, and you can find more details on it here.

Finally, here’s the synopsis..

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?

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.

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